| Jun 23, 2015
| 1:50 PM
Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger on Tuesday said he’s feeling vindicated that his successor is trying to raise the sales tax -- the very issue that led to him losing re-election.
Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who defeated Stroger...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner is talking like he wants to go to war with the Democratic bosses.
And by bosses he means those who've become wealthy in office while running Illinois into the ground:
House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Democratic boss who has run...
| May 20, 2015
| 2:13 PM
An ethics panel will get a second shot at fining Assessor Joe Berrios for nepotism after the Cook County Board on Wednesday changed the rules in response to a judge tossing earlier penalties.
The unanimous approval of what was dubbed the Berrios...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:54 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will try once again to make a punishment stick against Assessor Joe Berrios for hiring two relatives after a judge last week tossed out $10,000 in fines the Board of Ethics had tried to impose for violating...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Who says there's no justice in the world?
Not Chicago police Detective Dante Servin. He was in his car and off-duty on the night of March 21, 2012, when he got into an oral altercation with a group of people in a West Side alley. Servin fired five shots...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 5:01 AM
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios doesn't have to pay $10,000 in fines leveled against him for hiring his relatives shortly after taking office, a judge has ruled.
Berrios has been fighting payment of the fine since the county Board of Ethics in 2012...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 4:54 AM
A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests.
Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 4:27 PM
Ten government workers, including three police officers, seek seats on Chicago City Council.
Ten government workers who are accustomed to taking orders from aldermen and top administrators hope to start delivering a few directives of their own after...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:30 PM
The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable -- at least not publicly.
Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some oligarchs...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 4:10 PM
Chicago's ward politics have long been synonymous with the city's vaunted Democratic Party apparatus, even as the federal courts have dismantled the patronage job system in recent years. Now several aldermanic races feature candidates hoping to weaken the...
| Mar 29, 2015
The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable — at least not publicly.
Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some...