| Sep 19, 2013
Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold will lead a discussion about marriage equality in the next Chicago Forward on Oct. 1.
The event is at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. For tickets, which cost $20: https://cfmarriage....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:31 AM
Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways.
The Illinois Department of Transportation...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:59 PM
State Sen. Kwame Raoul announced Thursday that he won't seek the Democratic governor nomination, a move that leaves Gov. Pat Quinn and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley as the major contenders in the March 2014 primary.
The Hyde Park...
| Sep 6, 2013
There is usually a key issue, event or situation that motivates people to get engaged in our political system. For me that happened in 2007 when then Gov. Rod Blagojevich proposed a new tax on business revenues that he called a Gross Receipts Tax, or...
| Sep 4, 2013
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday launched his petition drive for a constitutional amendment to put in place term limits for lawmakers, cut the size of the Illinois Senate and make it more difficult for legislators to override a veto...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Elections have consequences. People who attain political power daily make decisions that affect citizens in myriad ways, some not so obvious.
For example, one of the more underanalyzed (but long lasting) consequences of a re-elected Barack Obama is...
| Jul 28, 2013
Sometime in the future, perhaps 10 years or so from now, candidates running for mayor of New York will look back on the Anthony Weiner saga and laugh and laugh.
Then they will each text photographs of their special purposes to perfect strangers. And...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:32 PM
There's a telling detail in the fine print of Gov. Pat Quinn's paycheck power play. The power play, which Quinn announced with righteous fanfare July 10 and was challenged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, is a decree that neither he......
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Plaintiffs JOHN J. CULLERTON and MICHAEL J. MADIGAN, in their individual and official capacities, by and through their counsel, Special Assistant Attorneys General Richard J. Prendergast, Kevin Forde, Michael Kasper, Eric Madiar, and Heather Wier Vaught,...
| Aug 1, 2013
Is New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner too perverted to appreciate receiving the coveted Moutza of the Month for July?
Or is that Nah?
Here's the thing. The moutza is all about helping us register contempt for a jerk — the person who...
| Jul 18, 2013
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan thinks I put bad ideas into people's heads.
"It sounds to me like you've been reading too much John Kass," she told reporters, rather curtly, on Wednesday.
She said this as her father, House Speaker Michael...