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Richard J Daley

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.

Ed Burke and Forrest Gump's Surprising Connection

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Ed Burke is like Forest Gump in that he has been witness to, and part of shaping, many of the city's key events since the late '60s.

Election Shocker: Chicago Voters Denied Rights

Mark Steinberg | Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

The importance of the volunteers cannot be overstated. In particular, their familiarity with the quirks of Chicago's antiquated voting machines enabled confused voters to do what they had come to do.

Race for the Whitehouse: Put Your Money on the Chicago Boys

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

In 2012, the Chicago Boys will not let their Democratic colleagues go soft. In the homestretch of the presidential race, Obama, Axelrod, Emanuel and Messina will try to bring back their 2008 formula of success: money, message and get out the vote.

Emanuel's Gun Proposal Harks Back to Richard J. Daley

Robert Loerzel | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Illinois should have a statewide gun registry. Emanuel's idea isn't new.

Daley Biography To Be Published in 2013, Without Ex-Mayor Input

Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

The first major biography of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will be titled "First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley" and is slated to hit ...

The Pulpit of Bullies

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Politicians and politics as usual have given voters much about which to be mad; furious, in fact. But bullying is different. It comes from insecurity and fear, and lashes out with tactics of intimidation.

Cory Booker Is 41 Years Old

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Cory Booker has become cliche: Newark's Savior-in-Progress. An image that's been marching in place for the better part of a decade.

America's Mayor in the New York City Sleeper Hold: John Lindsay, In Retrospect

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Of course America should love John Lindsay now... again. In an age where Mad Men gets four seasons, he's the Don Draper of New York City mayors.

Obama's Home-Grown GOP Problem

Steve Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Daley

For generations Chicago has dined out on a hard-edged Democratic image. But all the fights were internecine. When it comes to confronting the national GOP, the mythic nature of Chicago politics is just that, a myth.

John D'Emilio Lecture: Chicago's Gay History, Richard Nixon's Accidental Support Of Gays

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Kate Lowry, Justin Sherwood | Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Was Richard Nixon a gay liberationist? Many would scoff at the question. But John D'Emil...

Did Falwell Cross The Line ... Again?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

Legal or not, Liberty University has played a big role in making the line between voting incentives and bribery just a little thinner.

Leno Causes Seismic Shift in Delicate Balance Between Husbands and Wives Across America

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ray Hanania

For all the pre-publicity, the Jay Leno Show is still the same Jay Leno Show. It just has a different name.

Bronze Sculpture Of Boss Daley Going Once, Going Twice . . .

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bronzed bust of Mayor Richard J. Daley for sale on Craigslist is commanding a whopping $1. Oak Lawn resident Jim Farmer bought the sculpture of Hiz...

Obama and "The Chicago Way"

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Martin Nolan

How does Barack Obama fit into political Chicago? I found out at another convention, Boston's in 2004.

Like Father, Like Son?

Chicago Magazine | David Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a blustery morning early in March, Mayor Richard M. Daley was running late for a constituent's birthday party. A very important constituent, practi...

Twenty Years: From Washington in Chicago to Chicago in Washington

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Dorchen

Barack Obama's political savvy was informed by the Harold Washington era. I feel if you want to know what kind of politician Obama really is you could do worse than look to Harold as a blueprint.

Gangs, Violent Crime, And Unintended Consequences in Chicago

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

If we as Chicagoans truly want reduced levels of violence in our low-income high-crime neighborhoods then we must be prepared to face the unvarnished truth.

Democrats Beware: The Green Party Convention Cometh!

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Green Party activists will turn up the heat on Democratic leaders, drawing in wider circles of the left in the process. The Obama camp and Chicago party bosses will be working to contain that influence.