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  • Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings

    Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings
    A group of activists who worked to shut down two Southwest Side coal-burning power plants charged Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday with overstating his involvement in the closings in a re-election campaign ad they called on him to stop airing....
  • It's Official: State Posts Final Results of 2014 Election

    It's Official: State Posts Final Results of 2014 Election
    Not that it's exactly a big surprise, but Connecticut's Secretary of the State Denise Merrill Wednesday officially pronounced Democrat Dannel Malloy the winner of the 2014 gubernatorial election. By law, Merrill's office is required to certify the...
  • Amended suit adds to dispute between school district and treasurer's office

    Amended suit adds to dispute between school district and treasurer's office
    An amended complaint seeking millions of dollars from Lyons Township High School District 204 offers more details about the payment process the scandal-tainted township school treasurer's office says the district failed to follow. The township office...
  • New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections

    New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections
    Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved hiring a retired police officer as the city's new chief liquor inspector — over the objections of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Judge to elections officials: Reveal sources of campaign spending

    In a decision that could force disclosure of some of the secret money flooding into elections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that groups that run election-related ads must reveal their donors. The Federal Election Commission overstepped when it wrote...
  • What's Next For Former House Speaker Chris Donovan?

    Three years ago, Chris Donovan was one of the most powerful men in state government on the cusp of leaving Hartford for the halls of Congress. Then the finance director of his congressional campaign was arrested in an influence peddling scheme. Donovan,...
  • Democrats must refine message on economy

    Democrats must refine  message on economy
    WASHINGTON — To recover from their debacle in the midterm elections, Democrats have seized on two questionable propositions: They lost mainly because of President Barack Obama's unpopularity, and the 2016 presidential election will be more...
  • What to do if your crazy right-wing uncle comes for Thanksgiving

    What to do if your crazy right-wing uncle comes for Thanksgiving
    “Never talk about religion or politics at the dinner table,” the saying goes; these conversations can ruin holidays like Thanksgiving. But while avoiding these subjects may make sense for individuals, it’s terrible for the country -- and...
  • Tully, Neustadt will compete for Downers Grove mayor seat

    Tully, Neustadt will compete for Downers Grove mayor seat
    The race for Downers Grove mayor next Spring will be a head-to-head battle. Mayor Martin Tully is seeking a second term in the top spot and faces a challenge from Commissioner Geoff Neustadt, a two-term council member making his first bid for mayor....
  • Dozens seek to run for Naperville city posts

    Dozens seek to run for Naperville city posts
    A fifth candidate filed to run for mayor of Naperville Monday, which could trigger a primary. Five more City Council hopefuls also turned in paperwork on the last day of filing, bringing the total count to 20 candidates for those seats. Matthew J....
  • Thomas Leach, longtime Chicago elections spokesman, dies at 76

     Thomas Leach, longtime Chicago elections spokesman, dies at 76
    After covering crime and politics as a reporter, Thomas R. Leach spent 34 years as the chief spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, handling the agency's public relations and working with the commissioners across 59 elections. "Tom...