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More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collectin...

Illinois GOP's Money Transfers Demand Some Answers

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The Illinois Republican Party's latest financial disclosure report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections demands some answers from State Party Chairman Pat Brady and other party officials.

In Emanuel's Chicago, City Unions Under Fire

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — He's mayor of a city where Democrats and organized labor are famous for working side by side, but Rahm Emanuel is now turning up the h...

Far-Right Republican State Rep. Resigns Abruptly For 'Personal Reasons'

Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Rep. Ron Stephens, a 27-year veteran of the state House of Representatives, announced Monday that he was resigning from the post immedi...

PHOTOS: Obama's Arrival In Chicago, Dinner With Oprah

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama arrived in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and kicked things off at River North's popular Graham Elliot restaurant. ...

Obama Could Raise Millions During Chicago Visit, Republicans Criticize President For Giannoulias Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama will arrive in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and after a birthday dinner with some close friends, he will move on t...

Fewer African-Americans In Chicago Could Change Its Politics

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Whether you're Mayor Richard M. Daley or Mayor-In-His-Mind-Rahm Emanuel, no voting group is more important for a Democrat than the city's African-Amer...