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Wanted: 1,000+ Deadbeat Parents

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

One day after Father's Day, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Monday that his department's website would, within the next two weeks, post photogr...

Disturbing Details Emerge In Slaying Of Pregnant Teen

Posted 06.29.2011 | Chicago

A south suburban couple has been charged in the murder of a pregnant teen who was found strangled in a Cook County Forest Preserve near Calumet City j...

More Dumped Bodies Found At Burr Oak Cemetery

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2009, a massive grave desecration scandal was uncovered at Burr Oak Cemetery in suburban Alsip. Graves were dug up, double-stacked and destroyed. T...

Cook County Sheriff Calls Mass Baby Burials 'Disturbing'

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While it certainly doesn't sound legal to have 26 babies buried together in a wooden box along with unidentified limbs and bones, the practice is actu...

Tom Dart Talks Mayoral Race, Family, Blago

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Soon after Rich Daley announced in September that he would not seek another term, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart jumped in the mayor's race. Though he n...

Toni Preckwinkle In Power Struggle With Tom Dart Over Budget

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two of Cook County's up-and-coming reform-minded leaders are set to square off in a battle for budget dollars. Tom Dart, the Cook County Sheriff, is ...

Tom Dart Helped Lobbyist Brother By Dropping Out Of Mayor's Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Coolest Gadgets | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart dropped out of the race to succeed Mayor Daley, he made clear he was motivated by family reasons. He has five you...

Sheriff Who Refused To Evict Foreclosed Homeowners Forced To Resume

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An Illinois sheriff who halted foreclosure evictions last month because some bank employees weren't following the proper procedures sa...

Man Posts Pictures Of Sex Assault On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man faces aggravated criminal sexual assault charges after allegedly photographing himself engaging in a sex act with a 16-year-old...

Fake Lawyer Tried Over 60 Cases With No Law Degree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tahir Malik, a 47-year-old man from Skokie, Illinois, "walked around the courtroom like he was a hotshot, strutting around," said one of his clients. ...

Telecommuting From Cook County Jail?

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said he wants to stop transporting inmates from the Cook County Jail to their hearings in suburban court rooms. Instead, ...

Chicago Mayor Race Wide Open As Daley Steps Aside

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Months of political jockeying began in earnest Wednesday as speculation grew about who would try to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley as ...

In the End, Tom Dart Didn't Have It in Him

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

The only thing I can conclude is that Tom Dart just didn't want the grief -- of the campaign or of running the place.

PHOTOS: With Dart Out, Who's Left To Challenge Rahm?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Luis Gutierrez announced last week that he wouldn't be running for Chicago mayor, the race appeared to be clearly between Rahm Emanuel and Cook C...

Tom Dart Won't Run For Chicago Mayor: Who Is Left?

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Rahm Emanuel arrived in Chicago a few weeks ago, the once-long list of possible mayoral candidates in Chicago has dwindled. It seems the most vi...

Cook County Sheriff Halts Foreclosure Evictions...Again

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A sheriff considered a leading contender to be Chicago's next mayor after a series of headline-grabbing initiatives announced Tuesday ...

UPDATE: Lisa Madigan Says She Will NOT Run For Mayor Of Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Story updated at 9:40 a.m. CT-- In September, a Chicago Tribune reporter asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan whether she would run for mayor followin...

Luis Gutierrez And Dart Meet About Mayoral Race

Early And Often | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Potential rivals Tom Dart and Luis Gutierrez met Monday to discuss the election to succeed retiring Mayor Richard M. Daley, sources close to Dart and ...

Rahm, Carol, Tom, Luis and Rev. Meeks: Chicago's Next Green Mayor Will Join Sunday's Clean Air Race

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

All candidates in Chicago's mayoral race have one thing in common: Like millions of afflicted Chicago residents, they're all breathing the same canker...

Advisor To Rahm's Rival Hits Emanuel With Mocking 'Welcome Back'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago, laying the groundwork for his run for mayor. And from some corners, at least, the welcome isn't entirely warm. Joe...

Jason Linkins

Larry Kudlow: Obama Hugging Rahm Emanuel Will Embolden Our Enemies! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Because we could all use a periodic reminder that one of the benefits of being a walking joke is that you have free rein to make addlepated criticism ...

Danny Davis: '90 Percent Sue' Rahm Will Run For Mayor After Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, TIME magazine reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel could leave the White House in October to campaign for mayor of Chic...

Report: Tom Dart Will Run For Mayor of Chicago

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The phones are ringing. Signatures are being gathered. Groups are vetting who to support. If White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel i...

How a Woman Wins the Race to Replace Mayor Daley

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

As I've mulled over the prospect, I've concluded that there's just no reason to think that a woman can't replace Mayor Daley. A woman could. Here is my take on how it could happen.

PHOTOS: The Ever-Growing List Of Potential Mayoral Candidates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's only been three days since Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that he would not seek a seventh term, and already people are placing their...