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10 Unelected Illinoisans With the Most Political Clout

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In addition to its lists of influential players in dozens of industries in Illinois and Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business also released a list of the ...

10 Keys to Turning Business Systems Into More Profit

Marty Zwilling | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Successful entrepreneurs often start with a "random" idea, but they quickly focus their efforts and follow a "system" to organize their startup and maximize the clout of their activities. Too many entrepreneur "wannabes" never get past the idea stage, or strike out randomly in many directions.

Bruce Rauner's Troubling Past Puts His GOP Supporters in an Ugly Position

William J. Kelly | Posted 03.24.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

After years of railing against corrupt pay-to-play schemes and insider deals, now Republicans are forced into a position of defending Rauner's insider record. My how things change. And the squirming has just begun.

Clout Gate

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

As long as clout remains unchallenged, it will also remain the reason for the sudden waning of Chicago's equally sudden waxing of credibility on the national stage.

Deal Bans Political Hiring In Sheriff's Department

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart on Thursday agreed to settle a federal lawsuit that seeks to eliminate political hiring in his office. The proposed deal...

Will City Layoffs Be Political? Daley Insists Not

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Tuesday scoffed at a federal hiring monitor's demand for guarantees to prevent the threatened layoff of well over 1,000 city employees ...