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Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — State limits on campaign donations to candidates would be lifted if wealthy super political action committees pour money into legislative or statewide political races under a measure the Senate put on the governor's desk today....
WGN NewsExhaustion. That is what the offices of Jesse Jackson Jr are saying about the 2nd District Congressman who has been receiving treatment since Sunday, June 10th. The first anyone is hearing about it is Monday when his spokesperson said the Jackson...
As home foreclosures tear apart neighborhoods throughout the state, an annual battle plays out in Springfield between the banking industry and community activists over how to deal with the damage. The banks always emerge largely unscathed. It happened...
Tags: Property Tax, Bank of America Corp., Politics, Elections, Ethics
Katrina Markoff, the founder of high-end Chicago chocolatier Vosges Haut-Chocolat, is nearing completion on two high-profile projects: a winery-style chocolate facility in Logan Square and an education center at a cacao plantation and eco-lodge in Belize....
Tribune reporterDrew Peterson began the uphill battle to overturn his murder conviction today, filing a motion for a new trial that could force his former lead attorney to testify about how he allegedly botched the case. Peterson, 58, was convicted in September of...
Tags: Prosecution, Drew Peterson, Kathleen Savio, Lawyers, Trials
Tribune reporterIndicted former state Rep. Derrick Smith was on his way Tuesday to writing a new chapter in Illinois political notoriety by regaining his House seat just months after being impeached and expelled over his arrest on federal bribery charges. Smith declared...
Clout StreetDemocrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, defeated freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh on Tuesday night after a bitter and expensive campaign that attracted outsize national attention. With 93...
Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control. "The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
Tags: Robert Dold, Politics, Miami-Dade County, Peace Corps, Joe Walsh
Is it bad manners to give the moutza to a dead man who killed himself by cockroach? This is not a philosophical question. Today is the day we hand out the venerable Moutza of the Month award, this time for October. As loyal readers know, the moutza is a...
Gail Purkey wasn't employed by the state of Illinois long enough during the 1980s to earn a state pension. Her stint with House Speaker Michael Madigan's legislative staff, plus her time at the Illinois Arts Council, an agency chaired by Madigan's wife,...
Let's see, the reasons that you're supposed to vote for Democrat Tammy Duckworth and against Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District are: He's a radical, "anti-choice," loudmouthed, wing-nut tea partyer. Do I...
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