Story by Emily Morris, courtesy DNAinfo.com Chicago:
CHICAGO — As Cook County Jail fills with inmates waiting to be charged, tried or sent to pri...
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In a way, it's an embarrassment of riches, this mayoral candidate vetting contest. But how does it bode for the person who is most likely to be our next mayor?
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.
Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District got a pasting last Thursday over a botched bond deal that cost Cook County area taxpayers $68 million.
If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.
We have 10 casinos in Illinois, the lottery and churches rely on bingo for most of their free cash. That kind of gambling is OK, but a bill that would compete for casino revenues is not?
UPDATE: The Lobbyist Sunshine Initiative passed the finance committee unanimously on Thursday. It goes to a full vote at the Board's Oct. 6 meeting.
There is no reason why we cannot bring our lobbyist records into the 21st Century. We can and should do more to connect the dots between million dollar contracts and lobbyists who stand to profit from their approval.
Cook County lobbyists would have to disclose new clients within two days of landing them under new ethics rules proposed Monday by county Clerk David ...
When a committee gathered Saturday to fill the Cook County Board vacancy created by spirited reformer Mike Quigley's ascension to the U.S. Congress, it was no surprise that talk of a fix was rampant.
North Side political power brokers today picked a 40-year-old former Daley administration official to replace Congressman-elect Mike Quigley on the Co...
On Saturday afternoon, about 80 Northsiders gathered at Chicago's Truman College to hear from five individuals interested in succeeding Mike Quigley o...
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