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  • Camera firm's links questioned

    A red-light camera company seeking business from Berwyn has had links to a politically connected lawyer who does legal work for the city and has contributed to the mayor's political campaign. A document provided by the Illinois secretary of state's...
  • 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,...
  • TV stars, the next generation

     
    Congrats to Chris Hayes, a former Chicago journalist whose work appeared in the Reader and In These Times, for being the substitute host last night on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show." Hayes, now the Washington editor of The Nation, is married......
  • Investigating the claims for a `forensic audit' of state finances

     
    I love the determined, sniff 'em out and lock 'em up sound of a "forensic audit" of state government, don't you? It was the bumper-sticker demand of defeated Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Adam Andrzejewski. And now there are GOP-backed...
  • Blago the 'bully' puts the squeeze on for more than just lunch money

     
    Though his mop top and beady eyes recalled the plucky orphan Dondi, evidently the cartoon character former Gov. Rod Blagojevich saw himself as was more like Nelson Muntz, scourge of the schoolyard in "The Simpsons." In a recording played for......
  • Weeks in Review

     
    My colleague Ray Long joins Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association, Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business, and host Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago -- download WLS AM 890 audio) or listen Sunday at 2 p.m. I joined......
  • Battling the `plague'

     
    Chicago Magazine's David Bernstein and the Better Government Association have teamed up to administer the whuppin' stick to Democratic Cook County assessor candidate and video-poker industry lobbying Joe Berrios Berrios stands as a prime example of the...
  • Illinois Senate debate Mark Kirk vs Alexi Giannoulias

     
    Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....
  • Worst decision in the world!

     
    OK, so my headline on this afternoon's breaking media story is a bit hyperbolic, but... MSNBC has suspended prime-time host Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for contributing to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates this election season.......
  • 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.......