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Investing in Our Chicago: One Community at a Time

Kurt Summers | Posted 04.19.2015 | Chicago
Kurt Summers

One thing is clear, despite their location on the map, many Chicago neighborhoods share the same concerns: the need for investment, access to capital and more opportunities for local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Rauner Announces Comptroller Appointment While Quinn Calls Special Session to Discuss His Own Appointment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.08.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has announced he will appoint former Helene Curtis/Unilever executive Leslie Munger to replace the state's late compt...

Shaw: The best way to honor Topinka is to implement her idea

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.07.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Though Illinois' late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka won't serve the term she was elected to in November, her views could still make an impact on the o...

The Illinois Treasurer's Race Could Become the Closest in State History

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.12.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

For pre-1998 elections, the only way to compare closeness in statewide elections -- state constitutional offices and U.S. Senate -- is to sift through paper records.

Illinois Treasurer's Race Is Still Too Close to Call

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.10.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

As of Sunday night, unofficial counts in the Illinois state treasurer's race had Republican Tom Cross leading Democrat Mike Frerichs by 646 votes. You read that correctly.

The GOP Bromance

Jen Caltrider | Posted 08.25.2013 | Denver
Jen Caltrider

Seriously, I'm not making this stuff up. The Colorado GOP thought it would be a good idea to take a pretty bad (and dated) beer ad and turn it into a campaign ad for their bro, Walker Stapleton.

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about t...

Why Did Democrats Sweep California? Ask Meg Whitman

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

You could almost hear Meg Whitman's campaign coming off the rails the day she became "tough as nails" on undocumented immigrants.

Should Another Bush Be Put in Charge of Colorado's Budget?

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Walker Stapleton's express opposition to Senate Bill 228 shows that he is out of touch. You can't continually cut spending and have a working budget that serves the needs of the state.