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  • Dump the lite gov? Fee-fi-fiddly-i oh, yes

     
    I like Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and not just because she’s a fellow banjo player. She’s friendly, unassuming, smart, straightforward. Whether she’d be a good Illinois attorney general or treasurer or, like her late father, Paul Simon, a U....
  • 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: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Tribune archive: The Daniel Taylor case

     
    Here is an archive, in reverse chronological order, of the Tribune's coverage of the Daniel Taylor case: News story: Criminal justice: Jail alibi doesn't outweigh confession -- Records show Daniel Taylor in jail when double murder occurred, but...
  • The limits of term limits

     
    Rauner's idea is popular, but that's about it Wednesday's print column There's no doubt that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has staked out a popular position on term limits. He's for 'em. In late July, Rauner formed a political action......
  • A special case that calls for special measures

     
    Sunday's print column Last week, we learned that Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is opening an investigation into the 31-year-old murder case of two Chicago teenagers in Washington Square Park that has twice been stamped "case closed." The...
  • Old case turns tables on advocates for the wrongly accused

     
    Over and over, I and others who take up the cause of those who may have been wrongfully convicted ask the same questions of professionals in the criminal justice system: Are you sure about this one? Have you kept an......
  • Open thread: Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • Who saw this coming? Quinn taps Vallas as running mate.

     
    UPDATED ITEM FOR SUNDAY PRINT COLUMN Like just about everyone else, I expected Gov. Pat Quinn to choose an up-and-coming Illinois Democrat to be his running mate — an ethnic minority, a woman or both. The party needs to deepen......
  • GOP uses association with Chicago against Obama

    Once there was an aspiring young political strategist who disrupted a Chicago campaign event for a rival party candidate by inviting homeless to it with promises of free food, drink and more. Republicans this election season have been attacking "Chicago-...
  • Illinois Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty in Deaths of 5 SoCal Women

    Illinois Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty in Deaths of 5 SoCal Women
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A convicted serial killer pleaded not guilty Friday to the murders of five SoCal women, including the stabbing death of a student at Saddleback College more than two decades ago. Andrew Urdiales, 47, a former marine who was...
  • State business-incentive program falling short of promised job creation

    State business-incentive program falling short of promised job creation
    About five years ago, John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., the producer of Fisher nuts and trail mixes, agreed to build a headquarters and state-of-the-art processing facility in Elgin rather than head out of state. In exchange for $5 million in state tax...