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Chicago Nepotism

Rahm Chooses Deb Mell To Replace Her Father On City Council

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that he has chosen state Rep. Deb Mell to replace her father Ald. Dick Mell (33rd) on the City Council....

Is Nepotism Dying in Illinois?

Keith Koeneman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

There is an upcoming test case which that help to determine whether nepotism is actually dying in Illinois, or if it is poised to come roaring back. This pass/fail test is for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Cook County Official Hired Niece For Six-Figure Job

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Robert Herguth/BGA and Dane Placko/FOX 32 | Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the Better Government Association: Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough taps niece for six-figure job, amid othe...

Chicago Deserves a Political Makeover

Alonso Zaragoza | Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago
Alonso Zaragoza

Nepotism and patronage might have been useful in old Chicago, but they have no place in today's society.

Official Gets Sarcastic 'Valentine' From Political Opponent

Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, who has said on multiple occasions that he hires his family members and does not feel bad about doing so, received a...

An End To Political Nepotism?

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Republican leaders have proposed legislation that would ban family members of elected officials from being appointed to political office. The l...

Emil Jones' Son Will Replace Him On November Ballot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The son of retiring State Senate President Emil Jones was chosen to replace his father on the November ballot Thursday night, all but assuring the pol...