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The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
Tags: Immigration, Prisons, Al Capone, Chicago Mayor, Shootings
This being Chicago, where political dynasties have their hands kissed by journalism and commerce, expect the following about former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, the former 7th Ward alderman: Lamentations for what might have been for...
Within seconds of McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre being appointed to preside over Illinois' political heater manslaughter case on Friday, you could almost hear her being "scrubbed." It's not about cleansing bubbles. Not in Illinois. "Scrubbing" is...
Tags: McHenry, Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers, Primaries, Elections
A sad comment on the cynicism around us is that some are scoffing at a beautiful idea: A giant Chicago City Hall-run casino at the James R. Thompson Center, the heart of state government, run by our political class. "We just want to build the thing,"...
— As long as I was going to be here for a few days, I thought I would call ahead to see if I could visit Gregory Case, president and chief executive officer of Aon PLC, the insurance giant born and based in Chicago until Case moved its global...
Ald. Ed Burke is not too keen on the mayor's proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, partly because because he is "very concerned with anything that gives kids the idea that this is not a bad thing to do." But Mayor Emanuel and...
You don't think of Mayor Richard Daley as a City Council greenhorn. But on April 26, 1989, that's what he was. His first City Council meeting brought out an audience; people waited in line for seats. They saw a quiet show. A police officer was honored...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne and Kristen Mack at 12:59 p.m.; last updated at 3:43 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and newly-confirmed Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today said they’re putting a “marginal” amount of new police officers in...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 12:22 p.m. Random drug tests would be required for city workers and aldermen under an ordinance introduced today by two members of the City Council. If enacted by the City Council, the testing is intended......
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 1:10 p.m. Powerful Ald. Edward Burke today called for a hearing on a proposal by the Adler Planetarium to raise admission fees. Speaking at a meeting of the council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs......
Varsity Times InsiderScripps Ranch High School in San Diego is holding a football clinic on April 13. Cost is $35. Among the topics: Torrey Pines Coach Ed Burke will discuss the Wing T passing game. Morse Coach John Shacklett will discuss the......
Change of SubjectSome highlights from the list. 1 Rahm Emanuel 2 Michael Madigan 8 Toni Preckwinkle 10 David Axelrod 13 Dick Durbin 15 Sam Zell 20 Lisa Madigan 22 Ed Burke 24 Karen Lewis 30 Garry McCarthy 37 Cardinal Francis George 45......
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