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Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States. The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
The Lake Forest elementary and high school boards of education will change leadership in the spring if voters approve a slate of candidates recommended by a citywide caucus Tuesday. The volunteer-led Lake Forest Caucus endorsed four new candidates to run...
Clout StreetNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has ramped up its attacks on 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson’s gun control views by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more on a new TV...
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
Tribune reporterAs candidates line up to run for Arlington Heights mayor, the village’s outgoing leader has announced who she endorses for the job. Mayor Arlene Mulder said she endorses Trustee Thomas Hayes over Ron Drake and Mark Hellner. The three men have...
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
Clout StreetBill Daley, who’s pondering a Democratic challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn next year, said Tuesday the state should explore replacing primary elections with nonpartisan contests like Chicago uses for mayor and City Council where candidates who get more...
Tags: Politics, Michael Madigan, Voting, Pat Quinn, Barack Obama
Clout StreetAfter weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
Tags: Politics, Willie Cochran, Barack Obama, Family, Government
This fiscal cliff vote that happened on New Year’s Day — who the heck was representing the Imperial Valley? With Bob Filner gone, where was Juan Vargas? Didn’t he win the election to fill the seat? Can an entire district go without...
Tinley Park's 2013 mayoral race may hinge on whether voters view longevity in office as an asset or liability. Seeking his ninth term as mayor, Ed Zabrocki says his administration is moving the village in the right direction. As proof, he cites the...
Another Chicago politician has been indicted, this one for bank fraud after he allegedly burned through hundreds of thousands of dollars that weren't his on casino gambling, car loans and other high-rolling pursuits. Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford,...
Tags: Politics, Christianity, Mitt Romney, Lotteries, Republican Party
Think of last month's election — with its presidential contest, its 11 statewide ballot measures, its additional three countywide questions, the district attorney's race and voters' first full-scale workout with the new district lines and the top-...
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