Lynn Sweet

Washington bureau chief

Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She appears frequently on CNN and other outlets as an analyst. Sweet has a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sweet is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Sweet is in Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s “50 Top Journalists.”

Only 3% of ballots cast on Feb. 28 came from youth voters. So what’s the deal? “It’s obvious to me that young people in that city don’t feel empowered by their governance,” said Della Volpe, author of “Fight: How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America.”
A letter from Democrats to President Biden calls for holding the 2024 convention in the Midwest to bolster the ‘blue wall’ states that reliably cast votes for the party’s ticket.
If either Sergio Acosta or April Perry are picked to be the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, it will be the first time a non-white male has held the job.
Chicago has everything New York says it can offer the 2024 Democratic convention except the Statue of Liberty and garbage on downtown streets.
A civil suit filed in last year’s Highland Park Fourth of July parade massacre asserts a gun company’s marketing influenced the man accused of being parade shooter.
Former Vice President Mike Pence lampoons himself at the Gridiron Club dinner. He quipped, ‘I’m a man of deep faith. In fact, my preferred pronouns are Thou and Thine.’
Illinois Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Mike Quigley - have been pushing for the funds to extend the CTA’s Red Line on the South Side.
Strange bedfellows: Progressives on the left, Freedom Caucus members on the right backing — for different reasons — a measure to withdraw troops from Syria.
Chicago mayoral rivals Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas are campaigning for Black voters ahead of the April 4 runoff. Rep. Danny Davis will endorse Johnson on Monday.