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  • 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.
  • 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...

    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...

    Judge denies mistrial after dismissing African-American juror in Zimbabwe trial

    Judge denies mistrial after dismissing African-American juror in Zimbabwe trial
    Lawyers for a South Side activist accused of illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe asked for a mistrial today after a federal judge dismissed one of the only African Americans on the jury because of a scheduling conflict. The...

    State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials

    State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials
    State Sen. Donne Trotter testified in federal court Thursday that he never authorized a South Side man to sign letters on his behalf promising top Zimbabwe officials that he would lobby President Barack Obama to end U.S. sanctions against the African...