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Tribune reportersIn the Kenwood neighborhood, President Barack Obama's neighbors went about their daily business today -- voting, running errands, and entertaining children who were off from school – as presidential security teams and an international news corps...
Long lines aren't the only nuisance for some Chicagoland voters this Election Day. About 20 percent of Cook County's polling places have changed since the last election, which sent uninformed voters to the wrong place. Compounding the confusion was...
Tribune reporterCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is making compromises on new taxes she’s proposed as she tries to lock up the votes needed to pass next year’s budget. On Tuesday, Preckwinkle announced a tweak to her initial proposal to charge an...
WGN NewsChicago will have the second highest cigarette tax in the country if Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her way in next year's budget. Preckwinkle proposed on Thursday to raise the tax by one dollar. This would bring the cost of a pack of...
Tribune reporterCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says today she wants a City Hall insider caught up in an ethics probe to resign from the obscure county board job she gave him last year. Preckwinkle still hasn't said who recommended that she appoint John...
Tribune reportersCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on every slot machine and video poker game in the county as she puts the final touches on the budget proposal she will present Thursday, aides said. Owners of gambling devices would be...
For urban politicians, gun control is like the bar in "Cheers" — a place of refuge they can seek out whenever things aren't going well. Things aren't going well on the crime front in Chicago, with homicides up 25 percent this year. So what else...
Clout StreetAn influential Chicago alderman said today he's not yet ready to sign off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Although Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, didn’t rule out backing the mayor’s...
WGN NewsThe news came as a surprise. After 19 years on the Cook County Board of Ethics, the Chairman John Pikarski resigned just one day after WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine, and the Better Government Association raised questions about his own ethics. For nearly...
Tags: Elections, WGN, Cook County Government, Ethics, Politics
Clout StreetDemocratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faced criticism today after floating the idea of taxing guns and bullets to help balance the budget. Commissioner Timothy Schneider said he’s worried such a tax would do little other than hurt...
A former commissioner of the Illinois Medical District, his wife and two associates used several companies to steal $3.7 million or more in state money meant to fund medical programs for diseases like cancer and AIDS, prosecutors said today. South Side...
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson's bid for state representative. For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson, a lifelong Democrat, served as chief of...
Tags: Lisa Madigan, Springfield, Pat Quinn, Todd H. Stroger, Primaries
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