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  • Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first

    Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first
    WASHINGTON – The end of the Jackson family political dynasty arrived Wednesday as a Chicago power couple ready-made for the cameras learned the next few years of their lives will be spent taking turns in prison. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,...
  • Emanuel defends hiring indicted ex-aide despite red flags

    Emanuel defends hiring indicted ex-aide despite red flags
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he didn't know his ex-comptroller was under federal investigation until the former aide was indicted last week and dismissed the notion that he should have heeded red flags about the man in Ohio before hiring him. In...
  • Hillary Clinton calls Quinn 'luckiest politician' after Daley drops out

    Hillary Clinton calls Quinn 'luckiest politician' after Daley drops out
    Even as Hillary Clinton declared him the "luckiest politician" in the world, Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday wasn't publicly exhaling about former challenger Bill Daley dropping out of the Democratic primary. Instead, Quinn said he expects to face a test...
  • Daley decision shakes up governor race

     Daley decision shakes up governor race
    Democrat Bill Daley's decision to quit the governor's race provided a measure of clarity Tuesday for both political parties heading into the 2014 elections. Democrats get a measure of unity, no longer having to worry about significant primary contests...
  • Emanuel blasts GOP on shutdown

    Emanuel blasts GOP on shutdown
    Longtime Democrat Rahm Emanuel had tough words today for congressional Republicans he contended have created the federal government shutdown by allowing a minority in their party to “hold the country hostage.” Speaking at a news conference...
  • Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests

    Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests
    When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois. Clifford...
  • Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race

    Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race
    For months, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, brushed aside the notion that it would be a conflict of interest if she served as governor while he continued to run the General Assembly. But on Monday, she...
  • Kass: Does Mayor Rahmfather have the answers?

    Kass: Does Mayor Rahmfather have the answers?
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ruler of the murder capital of the United States, would often open his news conferences with a wisecrack: "Do you have questions for my answers?" But these days, with South and West siders afraid for their lives in the...
  • Schmich: Paris campaign a thrill in any language

    Incroyable. That's French for "You must be pulling my leg." And that was my first thought when I saw the news the other day that both major candidates in the mayor's race in Paris are women. What's more, not only are the two leading candidates female,...
  • And another one gone and another one gone....

     
    This item from my Sunday print column is a greatly expanded version of a blog item from Thursday It was a double whammy for political junkies last week when Republican Dan Proft and Democrat Kwame Raoul announced that they would......
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position

    GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position
    Ask any of the four Republican governor candidates why they're running, and they'll quickly tick off a list of Illinois' perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's Democratic legislative leadership. Dig a bit deeper and they'll each cite the...