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Brian Doherty

The Hottest Runoff Races: Barrages Of Early Votes In Some Wards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a hotly contested November general election, and an equally aggressive citywide election this February, Chicagoans could be forgiven for having ...

Voting Guide: Big Down-Ticket Races In Logan Square, Portage Park, Suburbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois is in a unique position this year to have a major say in the balance of power in the U.S. Congress. With five contested House races and a nec...

A Republican State Senator From Chicago? Doherty Hopes So

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's delegation to the state legislature is usually a pretty diverse group, with Irish, Polish, Hispanic and African American legislators winning...

City Council's Only Republican Accused Of Ethics Violation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council's lone Republican was accused Monday of mixing government and politics -- by using his aldermanic office and staff to raise money for...

Retiring White Aldermen Could Upend City Council Power Balance

Chicago Daily Observer | Russ Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a correlation between color and clout in Chicago's 50-member city council. There are 23 white, 19 black, and eight Hispanic aldermen. But it'...

Alderman Tries To Cut Inspector General Out Of City Budget

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) struck out Monday in his attempt to write Inspector General David Hoffman out of the city budget in retaliation for an absen...