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Tribune staff reportersRichard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach. Chicago's...
Change of SubjectSen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at 8:59 a.m. Cook County Board President-elect Toni Preckwinkle has announced a bipartisan transition team full of heavyweights from politics, the business community and civic organizations. Among those appointed are former Gov....
Change of SubjectTo Rob Warden, who was there at the beginning… When Gov. Quinn put his signature on a bill today abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, he wrote the final line in a story that in a very real sense began......
Tribune senior correspondentJane Byrne, the Mt. St. Helens of City Hall, is spouting off-again-on every topic imaginable, from politics to pantyhose. The tiny, blond dynamo always has an opinion. It might not be the same as yesterday's opinion, but . . . THAT'S THE GIST of the...
Tribune City Hall reporterA few years after Richard Michael Daley was married, when he was still heir to his father's business of running Chicago and Cook County, he came down with a terrible fever and flu. His voice was a raspy croak over the phone. "Honey, I'm sick," he told...
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