2010 is about coming to grips, getting our digits dirty, and backing it up with more than just flags and ribbons.
Hours after being quoted as saying that he is "blacker than Barack Obama," Blagojevich said that he had been "misunderstood by the white media."
The 2009 inductees who have been selected have distinguished themselves by their egregious behavior that has brought shame on themselves and soiled all those who have been touched by them.
Attendees of the Union League Club's Dem Senatorial Forum were treated to candidates largely in agreement, but whose actions show little evidence they have been infected by the holiday spirit.
For some this was, as Queen Elizabeth might say, "annus horribilis" -- a horrible year. For the rest of us, it was another lesson in public relations crisis management.
As 2009 draws to a close, I compiled a selection of quotes from leading newsmakers as a way of highlighting some of the biggest news stories of the year.
During oral arguments on Tuesday, virtually every justice on the U. S. Supreme Court expressed doubts about the disingenuous honest-services-fraud sta...
Take it from someone who remembers the last time a governor was recalled: Having the power to recall the governor might feel empowering, but that feeling is temporary at best.
The question to Illinois citizens and their elected officials is this: Are you sick and tired of the morass that has blanketed this formerly proud state on account of leaders who have continually failed and flouted the public trust?
The Fighting Illini don't have much fight on the gridiron this year. But the University administration has more than enough fight to allow a strike of its TAs to begin.
The CTA doomsday budget, even if it doesn't come to pass, has done a great service by showing the city the inevitable future. Service has been trending downward for decades.
I've filed a bill to repeal the Video Gaming Act, which allows places licensed to serve alcohol to have up to five video poker machines for patron use -- the equivalent of 60 new casinos in Illinois.
Whether he wins or not, maybe Sen. Burris could have "Nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize" carved on his much-ridiculed tombstone.
With or without Daley at the helm, it's time to make some other big plans that have the power to stir all of our souls.
Let's show the world what Chicago culture is all about with some new events: Relay races with plain white envelope hand-offs. Blame volleyball. Synchronized aldermen.
Patti Blagojevich is complaining about "the incredible bias of the press in this state" in a blog comment. Wow.