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  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago mayoral elections

    10 things you might not know about Chicago mayoral elections
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia face off April 7 in the most competitive Chicago mayoral race in decades. Here are 10 facts about mayoral politics, to be read early and often:
  • 'Roland's Rule' evidently could not save Aaron Schock

    'Roland's Rule' evidently could not save Aaron Schock
    When it comes to scandals — personal troubles and inflamed controversies of all sorts — it often pays to take many deep breaths, go into some form of seclusion or at least adopt radio silence and try to take advantage of the public's short...

    Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...

    With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?

    With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?
    Another dispatch from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: As your last significant act in office, appoint Tom Cross as state comptroller to fill the vacancy created by the unexpected...

    Chicago man convicted of illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe

    Chicago man convicted of illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe
    A South Side man was convicted Friday on one of three counts accusing him of illegally lobbying on behalf of top Zimbabwe government officials in violation of U.S. economic sanctions. C. Gregory Turner, 72, sat calmly with his hands folded on the...