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Kurt Summers Jr., chief of staff to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, will leave his post in early November to join Chicago-based investment firm Grosvenor Capital Management as senior vice president, Summers said in an interview this week. The...
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
Change of SubjectI approve of what Terry Cosgrove says, but I will fight to the death against the way he says it. Pardon my corruption of Voltaire’s famous saying. It’s inspired by a new round of political attacks from Personal PAC, the......
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
Change of SubjectAP: OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state is on the verge of joining Maryland and Maine as the first states to approve gay marriage with a public vote. With about half the expected ballots counted Tuesday night, Referendum 74 was passing......
WGN NewsThe Illinois General Assembly has sent another gambling expansion bill to Governor Quinn; and once again, Quinn is indicating he won’t sign it. The proposal would add new casinos in Chicago, Lake County, the South suburbs, Danville and Rockford; it...
Clout StreetDon’t expect a vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s government worker pension program until after the new year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton indicated Thursday. The North Side Democrat said that there simply aren’t...
The Chicago Teachers Union, parents and community groups are using the Veteran's Day holiday to march against the school board over proposed school closings. Currently, there is not an official list of specific schools being targetted, but the number...
Clout StreetThe cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
Tribune reporterAfter more than three years of negotiations and delays, the state today officially began allowing legalized video gambling at bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal organizations. Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Aaron Jaffe confirmed that video...
Tribune ReporterAfter more than three years of negotiations and delays, Chicago-area bar owner say video poker machines are finally up and running. Alfonso “Izzy” Izquierdo, owner of Izzy’s bar in Joliet, confirmed this afternoon that the five video...
Tags: Pat Quinn, Illinois Governor
Clout StreetU.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are scheduled to be in the Chicago area this weekend on fundraising missions. Pelosi, the former House speaker from California, is headlining a...
Tags: Bill Foster, Politics, Bobby Schilling, Aaron Schock, Paul Ryan
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