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  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • There's a core of substance in Mark Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

     
    Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......
  • Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress

    Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress
    — Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast. The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
  • 'Emergency summit' on missing, endangered youth

    Saying he is alarmed by the rate of attempted child abductions in the Chicago area -- as well as by the perceptions that the cases are handled less vigorously when they involve black and Latino youth -- U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., tomorrow will...
  • Summit on missing children seeks answers

    At an emotionally-charged hearing on Chicago’s South Side Saturday, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush grilled top law enforcement officials about whether they respond forcefully enough when African-American and Hispanic children are reported missing or...
  • How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why

    How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why
    The House of Representatives doesn’t readily disclose what percentage of roll-call votes lawmakers miss. But an independent legislative tracking service, whose Web site is GovTrack.us, does. I turned to GovTrack late last year when writing about...
  • White House to hold conference at UIC on government working with nonprofits

    White House to hold conference at UIC on government working with nonprofits
    WASHINGTON — The White House will hold a conference Tuesday at the University of Illinois at Chicago in which Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others will discuss how government can partner with non-profit groups on jobs, economic development, anti-violence...
  • Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot

    Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot
    Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary. The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
  • Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing

    Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing
    The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington. But the opportunity doesn’t come...
  • D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up

    D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up
    Staffs of Illinois lawmakers were "a bit unnerved" by today's earthquake but left their offices in good order with no injuries reported. "I've got a whole new view of the lyrics, 'I feel the Earth move under my feet,' " quipped Sharon Jenkins,...
  • 4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today

    4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today
    Four teenagers were wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. The scene of the shooting is just blocks from  Woodlawn Center South, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to meet...