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  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall
    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....
  • All signs point to Villaraigosa Senate run, Nuņez says

    All signs point to Villaraigosa Senate run, Nuñez says
    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,...
  • Former Lake County surveyor Van Til gets 18 months in prison

    Former Lake County surveyor Van Til gets 18 months in prison
    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...
  • Sweet dreams and easier days are made of Andrew Johnson app

    Sweet dreams and easier days are made of Andrew Johnson app
    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...
  • Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game

    Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game
    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...
  • Bridgeport Deserves Better Than Compromised Candidates

    Bridgeport Deserves Better Than Compromised Candidates
    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...
  • At least 10 vying for Allentown School Board

    At least 10 vying for Allentown School Board
    The race for five seats on the Allentown School Board can best be described in one word. Crowded. At least 10 people have declared candidacies for five seats due for renewal on the nine-member board — including five incumbents. Democrats...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy

    Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy
    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. Supporters...
  • Mayor's race in runoff

    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...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities

    Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities
    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...
  • Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's

    Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's
    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...