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  • A fine idea to exterminate litterbugs

     
    Friday's print column Since we are too civilized a people to horsewhip those who throw trash out the windows of their cars, I’m grudgingly satisfied with Chicago’s proposed metaphorical lash of a $1,500 fine and vehicle impoundment. Ald. Howard Brookins...
  • No ifs, ands or butts

     
    State litter-law amendment was long overdue Friday's print column Photo by Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune Whenever I start to feel sorry for cigarette smokers — addicted social pariahs who pay exorbitant taxes to feed their ruinous cravings —...

    Alderman's ex-chief of staff pleads guilty to bribery: 'I accepted the $7,500'

    Alderman's ex-chief of staff pleads guilty to bribery: 'I accepted the $7,500'
    The former longtime chief of staff to Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to bribery after displaying some hesitation. Curtis V. Thompson Jr., 63, ultimately admitted accepting a $7,500 bribe after drafting two...

    Alderman's ex-chief pleads guilty to bribery

    Alderman's ex-chief pleads guilty to bribery
    The former longtime chief of staff to Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins had been scheduled to plead guilty for weeks, but for a moment Thursday in federal court it appeared it might fall through after all. A federal prosecutor had just detailed the bribery...

    Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner

     Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner
    In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory. There were as many as 60,...