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What's Justice Got to Do With It?

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

"I'm looking for someone to explain justice," said Grace Slattery to a reporter. Slattery was lamenting the comparatively stiff prison sentence her son Patrick had received for his part in a patronage scandal under ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Indicted Lawmaker: Federal Prosecutor A 'Rooster With No Nuts'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Chicago

Indicted old-school Chicago lawmaker William Beavers lashed out Thursday in a press conference against the recently-retired prosecutor who charged him...

Todd Stroger Gave CFO Jaye Williams A $54,000 Raise Without County Board Approval

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger handed a $54,000 raise to his chief financial officer, one of several recent salary sweeteners that prompted ...

Mayor's Brother Calls Stroger Aide Contract Scandal A 'Disgrace'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sounding a bit like his brother, the usually measured Cook County Commissioner John Daley called the unfolding contract scandal in County Board Presid...

Stroger Tells Peraica 'You Don't Know When To Shut Up' (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Things got a little testy at the Cook County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday. First, Commissioner Tony Peraica tried to make the point that pe...

Stroger Calls Out Commissioners For Leaking Investigation Memo

Chicago Tribune | Dan P. Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger today suggested that commissioners leaked a confidential letter about an investigation into his administratio...

Prosecutors Subpoena Stroger Administration Financial Records

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County prosecutors have recently subpoenaed 2008 financial records from the administration of County Board President Todd Stroger, the Tribune ha...

County Board Strikes Deal For Partial Sales Tax Rollback

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County commissioners hammered out a deal Monday to roll back half of the penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase pushed through a year ago....

Media: Mediocrity or Meaning?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Selman

Could it be that it is less costly to cover one story ad nauseum rather than maintain balance over a spectrum of relevant news?

County Board Close To Deal On Partial Sales Tax Rollback: Crain's

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After months of extremely contentious debate, it looks like the Cook County Board finally is closing in on a deal to partially repeal the big sales ta...

Top Daley Backer Hosting Stroger Re-Election Fundraiser

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's refusal to roll back the county sales tax has him at odds with Mayor Daley and his brother, County Commissi...

Cook County Sales Tax Hike Could Be Completely Rolled Back: John Daley

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board Finance Chairman John Daley isn't making any promises, but he's considering signing on to a complete rollback of the 1 percent sales...