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Chicago Women Show Rahm Emanuel the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Rebecca Sive | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

At a time when so many Americans need so much from their government, American women who care are finding it really tough to win executive office.

Rahm Emanuel's Biggest Rival Won't Run For Chicago Mayor

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A day after two polls indicated she would defeat Rahm Emanuel if an election were held now, an individual seen by many as the Chicago mayor's top obst...

Rahm Emanuel's Not Going To Like These New Poll Numbers

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could have his hands full in his reelection campaign if a certain challenger decides to run against him, a new poll release...

Reclaiming 'Chiraq'

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

The kids are dying. That's what they call Chicago: "Chiraq." The situation has to change; the community has to rebuild.

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

'Gun Laws Won't Impact Us Here' In The Line Of Fire, Say Peace Workers: Part 3 Of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Suzanne Skees

Peacemaking circles, a cornerstone tool of the restorative justice movement, bring together victims and perpetrators, estranged or upset family members -- and on a weekly basis at The Center, members of opposing gangs.

"Gun Laws Won't Impact Us Here" in the Line of Fire, Say Peace Workers: Part 2 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Suzanne Skees

A tiny white nun with glasses and grey hair, Donna rolls down her window to wave to everyone she passes on the street, from heavily armed police patrols to clusters of men she knows to be gang members.

Yet Another New Twist In The Metra Patronage Scandal

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Alden Loury/BGA | Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the ...

Quinn's lawmaker salary veto: Playing with fire?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

SALARY VETO AS STRATEGY This week Illinois lawmakers will miss their first monthly paycheck after Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed their salaries after their fai...

Toni Preckwinkle Slams Planned CPS School Closings

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle pulled no punches during a Thursday interview, slamming Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education agenda and sayin...

New $25 'Violence Tax' On Guns Goes Into Effect

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

This is no April Fools prank: Monday marks the first day Cook County's newest gun tax is in effect, tacking an extra $25 on each new firearm purchase....

County Officials Call For End To Felony Prostitution Arrests

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

Story by Emily Morris, courtesy Chicago: CHICAGO — As Cook County Jail fills with inmates waiting to be charged, tried or sent to pri...

Election Winners and Losers in Illinois

Kyle Hillman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Elections have consequences and none more so than in Illinois. While the obvious places of change (State House & Senate and Congressional races) became clear throughout Tuesday night, the less obvious is becoming clearer everyday after.

Toni Preckwinkle Bites the Bullet

David Ormsby | Posted 12.31.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Buffeted by criticism, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has bitten the bullet and dumped her ammunition tax plan.

Preckwinkle Drops Contentious Bullet Tax, Keeps Gun Fee

Posted 10.31.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has moved to nix her controversial nickel-per-bullet countywide tax, part of her 2013 budget proposal. ...

$30 Million? So the Speed Cameras Were About Raising Revenue?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 12.22.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

On this week's Chicago Newsroom, Ben Joravsky and Miguel Del Valle say $30 million dollars may be a lot to expect from speed cameras in the first year.

What Does Stuart Nudelman Have Against Police Torture Victims?

David Protess | Posted 12.22.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

When I last wrote about Stanley Wrice, he was hoping to walk his daughter Gail down the aisle. Hope does not come easily to a man serving a 100-year sentence for a gang rape back in 1982, but Wrice had seized the momentum in his fight for exoneration.

Chicago's Finest: Kurt A. Summers, Cook County Chief Of Staff

Iman A. Jefferson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Black Voices

Chicago may be known as the “City That Works,” but that’s because the county -- Cook County that is -- works. In this day and age, reform (e...

Cigarettes In Chicago Are About To Get Even More Expensive

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

Cigarettes in Chicago are about to get even pricier, per the budget proposal introduced Thursday by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. P...

Surprise Morgue Inspection Reveals Night Shift Shenanigans

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

Inspectors on a surprise visit to the Cook County morgue caught night shift workers asleep on the job and watching movies on county computers, accordi...

Gov. Pat Quinn Dings Chicago, Cook on Foreclosures - Hello 2014?

David Ormsby | Posted 12.15.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Although Governor Pat Quinn disclosed no statistic revealing how many foreclosure have been prevented when he rolled out a batch of Illinois foreclosure prevention statistics over the weekend, he may have revealed something about 2014.

Dancing With the Stars: Rahm and Toni Step to a New Tune in Chicago

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

Sometimes when you see two people out on the dance floor, it is clear that they are partners. They move in sync, with energy and an unspoken discipline. Such is the case now in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Preckwinkle Floats Cook County 'Violence Tax' For Gun Owners

Posted 10.09.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has floated a new proposal aimed at addressing the overwhelming impact of gun violence on the county's co...

Preckwinkle Slams Reagan Over The Drug War, Quickly Backpedals

Posted 08.22.2012 | Chicago

The chief executive of the second-most populous county in the nation quickly backpedaled Tuesday after making a comment about former President Ronald ...

$267.5 Million Cook County Budget Deficit Projected

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

Cook County will need to contend with a projected $267.5 million shortfall in its next budget, Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Wednesday. ...