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Chicago Political Machine

What's Justice Got to Do With It?

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

"I'm looking for someone to explain justice," said Grace Slattery to a reporter. Slattery was lamenting the comparatively stiff prison sentence her son Patrick had received for his part in a patronage scandal under ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Rahm Emanuel Is Following Daley's Playbook From 1989

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

I am a fan of the vigorous new mayor of Chicago, but the last five months have given me a certain sense of déjà vu.

PHOTOS: Illinois Republicans Selling Anti-Blago Gear...For You And Your Dog

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to picking on Illinois Democrats, Illinois Republicans have no shortage of fodder. There is the classic "Daley machine" to rail against,...

Illinois Primary Results Show Local Political Machine 'Breaking Down'

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After serving some 20 years as an elected leader of the obscure-but-jobs-rich Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Terence O'Brien decided last ye...