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Ann Williams

Lots of Children Left Behind

Matt Farmer | Posted 12.07.2016 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The natives were restless Thursday night at Audubon Elementary School in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. Hundreds of them -- Chicago Public Schools parents, teachers and principals -- sat shoulder-to-shoulder on folding chairs in a crowded third-floor gymnasium for a town hall meeting to discuss the financial mess that is CPS.

Will Illinois Ban Fracking After Disaster Strikes Or Before?

Will Reynolds | Posted 03.16.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

An Illinois ban on fracking is inevitable. The question is whether it will happen before or after a major fracking disaster.

WATCH: State Lawmakers Sing, Dance At Bizarre Downstate Benefit

Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago

No, this is not a news tip from The Onion: A group of Illinois state lawmakers, headed by state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), starred in a musical...

Billion-Dollar Baby: Disturbing Story Of Illinois Politics In Action

Better Government Association- The Shaw Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

She is somebody somebody sent. In the best--or maybe it's the worst--tradition of local politics. And she was pressured into voting for a multi-bil...

Dan Seals, Ann Williams And Jacob Meister Have A Tip For Dan Hynes -- "It's Jobs"

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A small but growing circle of Illinois candidates grasps that jobs -- not our famed corruption scandals or income tax plans -- are the key issue to win the 2010 elections here.