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  • House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change

    House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change
    WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech. Organized by the Energy...
  • Rush takes leave from Congress because of wife's illness

    Rush takes leave from Congress because of wife's illness
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush of Chicago began a leave of absence from Congress on Sept. 12 because his wife, Carolyn, is ill, a Rush spokeswoman said today. In mid-August, Rep. Rush attended a conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and had planned to...
  • Chicago Blues Festival: Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton to headline

    Chicago Blues Festival: Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton to headline
    Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 6 through 9. The festival, expanded to four days this year, will open for the first time at the...
  • Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion

    Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion
    Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....
  • Obama in Chicago for Democratic congressional fundraisers

    Obama in Chicago for Democratic congressional fundraisers
    President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
  • Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal

    Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal
    Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...
  • Metra boss slams ousted CEO, denies 'hush money'

    Metra boss slams ousted CEO, denies 'hush money'
    Metra's chairman, under fire for giving a cushy severance package to the agency's top executive, on Tuesday criticized Alex Clifford's leadership and said the ousted CEO only leveled corruption allegations after learning his contract might not be renewed....
  • Ex-Metra CEO accused board members of pressing him to hire pals

    Ex-Metra CEO accused board members of pressing him to hire pals
    Ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford implicated at least two board members in a patronage complaint shortly before he began negotiating a generous severance package with the commuter rail system, officials publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday....
  • Metra CEO memo alleges more Madigan influences

    Metra CEO memo alleges more Madigan influences
    Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford contends his refusal to capitulate to House Speaker Michael Madigan's patronage demands angered some agency board members and ultimately led to his downfall, according to a memorandum obtained by the Tribune. The eight-...
  • 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...
  • Ousted Metra chief gives new details on patronage allegations

    Ousted Metra chief gives new details on patronage allegations
    Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford offered an insider's look at Illinois' culture of political back-scratching yesterday as he provided the most detailed accounting yet of patronage allegations that he says led to his departure from the commuter rail agency....