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  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Editorial Roundtable chicagotribune.com: Tribune deputy editorial page editor John McCormick and editorial board member...
  • Up for Chris Hayes

     
    Former Chicago journalist Chris Hayes is continuing his meteoric rise in the TV pundit world. Today he was named the host of MSNBC's nightly 7-8 p.m. (central time) shift being vacated by Ed Schultz. Hayes, 34, is now the host......
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago elections

    10 things you might not know about Chicago elections
    Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor and aldermen Tuesday. Other than the mayoral front-runner being kicked off the ballot temporarily and another candidate accusing an opponent of smoking crack, it's been a rather calm campaign. In Chicago history,...
  • Investigation shows suburban mayor's spending frenzy

    Investigation shows suburban mayor's spending frenzy
    The 16,000 residents of south suburban Country Club Hills are struggling through this economy just like you are. Taxes are up, homes are for sale, some are in foreclosure. Yet a joint investigation by WGN-TV and the Better Government Association found the...
  • Cook County ethics chairman resigns

    Cook County ethics chairman resigns
    The news came as a surprise.  After 19 years on the Cook County Board of Ethics, the Chairman John Pikarski resigned just one day after WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine, and the Better Government Association raised questions about his own ethics. For nearly...
  • Ethical conduct of head of the Cook County Ethics Board questioned

    Ethical conduct of head of the Cook County Ethics Board questioned
    A joint investigation by WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine and the Better Government Association raises ethical questions about the head of the Cook County Ethics Board. Once a month, tucked away on the 30th floor of the County building, a group of men and...
  • $600,000 for Alderman Burke's Bodyguards

    Find out more about the Better Government Association investigation. Click here
  • Where's $8M in taxpayer dollars in Country Club Hills?

    Where's $8M in taxpayer dollars in Country Club Hills?
    A financial battle over millions of taxpayer dollars is brewing in south suburban Country Club Hills between Mayor Dwight Welch and Treasurer Rhonda Williams.   She claims on average more than 8 million dollars is unaccounted for in the town’s...
  • Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds

    Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds
    Federal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring. On...
  • High rollers

     
    From CBS2/The Better Government Association: The Chicago Public Schools system is suffering from a $700 million budget shortfall. So why did some educators travel to Las Vegas just days after a travel restriction was ordered? .... An analysis of an......
  • Cutting the council, by the numbers

     
    From the Better Government Association analysis that kick-started the idea of trimming the size of the Chicago City Council: Chicago’s population reached 2.8 million in 2009. The City is broken down into 50 districts, or wards, each with its own.......