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Woman Predicted Then-Senator Obama $1 Million That He Would Be President Some Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

In 2008, many onlookers were surprised to see how quickly Barack Obama went from being a U.S. senator to the president of the United States. While som...

Pat Quinn's Governor Campaign Gets Help From Former Enemies

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn and former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones often butted heads. But now all is forgiven. Last month, as Quinn battled Dan Hynes down t...

Emil Jones, His Stepson, and Todd Stroger -- A Great Deal for Them

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

The Chicago Sun-Times discovers another bad deal for taxpayers in Cook County government.

Videos That Sparked City Colleges Ethics Investigation Released

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daily News now knows what was in some of the videos WYCC produced over the last few years - videos that sparked a state ethics investigation and a...

City Colleges Chief Had School PBS Station Produce Free Political Videos For Clouted Friends

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under orders from then-Chancellor Wayne Watson, the PBS television station at City Colleges of Chicago used its budget to produce free videos of power...

Chicago Olympics Minority Agreement Approved Despite Vocal Opposition

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The IOC is no longer in town but the debate over Chicago's Olympic bid rages on. The City Council approved the Olympic Community Agreement Wednesday,...

Hey, Chicago State University: Watson's a Winner

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

It has been a long time since Chicago State University has had a native Chicagoan as its president.

Emil Jones On Obama: 'My Godson's The President Now'

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Asked Sunday night about his thoughts, just-retired Illinois Senate President Emil Jones put it simply: "My godson's the president now. I feel good."...

Harry Reid's Views on Race

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

It kinda makes you wonder if Reid would have told Illinois Democratic leaders back in 2004 not to back Obama for Senate because he was supposedly "unelectable."

Blagojevich To Have Senate Pick Power Stripped By State Legislators

HuffPost/Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business reports: The state's top two legislative leaders Tuesday said they will move fast to seize control of the process of selecti...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Senate Candidate 5 (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

READ THE LATEST NEWS ON BLAGOJEVICH Update, 4:45pm Jesse Jackson, Jr. emphatically denied that he was a target in the federal investigation of Gov. ...

Illinois Politicians Call On Blagojevich To Resign

The Huffington Post | Seth Maxon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois politicians moved quickly to repudiate Governor Rod Blagojevich after his arrest early Tuesday on federal corruption charges. Lt. Gov. Pat Q...

Jesse Jackson Jr. for Senate

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Jesse Jackson Jr. is the best candidate for Obama's Senate seat. He has served in Congress for 13 years and has become a seasoned, accomplished legislator.

Daley Wants New Senate President To Be From Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jockeying over the state Senate's next Democratic leader intensified Wednesday as Mayor Daley insisted he had no horse in the race but signaled behind...

Power Shakeup In Illinois Legislature

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate that Barack Obama left behind now is in a mad scramble over who will lead both the Democrats and Republicans. Following Tuesday's...

Obama's Senate Replacement Contenders

CQ Politics | Catharine Richert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

No matter who wins the White House, somebody's leaving the Senate. Should the Democratic ticket win, Illinois and Delaware are in for replacement sen...

Money And Power Shifting In Springfield

State Journal-Register | Ryan Keith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Money is flowing swiftly into several key state Senate races, but it's coming from some unusual sources, thanks to an upcoming power shift. Senate Pr...

Senate President Race Heating Up

The Southern Illinoisan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Democrats have been battling behind-the-scenes to decide who will replace retiring Illinois Senate President Emil Jones. And the race "appear...

Why Property Taxes Rise Even As Home Values Plunge

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few hours after my property tax bill arrived in the mail last week, I took the dog for a walk and bumped into a neighbor. "My taxes went up again," ...

Jones Caves To "My Friend, Barack Obama"

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A day after getting a phone call from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, Senate President Emil Jones decided Thursday to summon senators ...

Obama Makes The Call

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to pleas from government reformers, Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday phoned Illinois Senate President Em...

Obama Prodded To Intervene On Illinois Ethics Bill

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers tried again to draw Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama back into state politics. At a bipartisan press conference meant ...

Obama Dodges Illinois Ethics Gridlock

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Barack Obama left an imprint on two major ethics packages as a state senator, he ducked a plea Thursday to use his influence to safeguard landma...

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...

The Power of Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Illinois Needs a Big Hug

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

When one thinks about the bitter political feuds in recent years - Blagojevich vs. Madigan; Madigan vs. Jones; Jackson vs. Daley or Rush or Halvorson; the Tribune/Sun-Times vs. Stroger - one can't help but think Illinois is in need of reconciliation.