| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:36 AM
In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:29 PM
One of Antonio Villaraigosa’s closest friends and advisors said Thursday that all signs were pointing toward the former Los Angeles mayor declaring his candidacy for U.S. Senate within the next two weeks.
Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuņez,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:26 PM
HAMMOND--Former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til, a self-described "agent of change," will spend 18 months in prison for using his public office and employees to run his re-election campaigns.
U.S. District Judge James Moody rejected on Thursday...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:00 PM
I love Andrew Johnson's voice.
His soothing, Scottish voice, counting me down 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... into "a gentle state of relaxation."
Imagine Sean Connery calmly whispering into your ear.
That's Andrew Johnson.
My co-worker uses him to fall...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:19 AM
Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for a total of more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.
The newly revealed expenses encompass...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Bridgeport's reputation is never going to get the long, hot shower it needs until it stops its flirtation with flawed candidates. The Park City's politics make Waterbury's look clean by comparison.
A recent example is Bridgeport city Councilman...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:01 AM
The race for five seats on the Allentown School Board can best be described in one word.
At least 10 people have declared candidacies for five seats due for renewal on the nine-member board — including five incumbents.
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:34 PM
There is little that Hillary Rodham Clinton could have said or done to instantly quell the controversy surrounding her private email account and, by that meager standard, Tuesday’s 20-minute news conference lived up to expectations.
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:49 AM
This runoff creates a real opportunity for the voters. Now that the election is focused between two candidates, we need to hear precisely what their specific plans are to deal with the city's financial crisis, including if they plan to raise taxes. We...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview.
Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Jeb Bush carefully attempted to open up distance between himself and his brother, President George W. Bush, in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, suggesting that in the Mideast, he would value stability even if that meant supporting...