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  • Preckwinkle defends quick tax hike push

    Preckwinkle defends quick tax hike push
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday defended her push for quick approval of a sales tax increase after commissioners unsuccessfully tried to slow it down and make her include it in the traditional fall budgeting process....
  • Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax

    Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is within striking distance of securing the votes needed to raise the county sales tax by a penny on the dollar, but she'll have to be persuasive to get there, a Tribune survey of county commissioners...
  • Remains of 63 unclaimed fetuses buried at Catholic cemetery

    Remains of 63 unclaimed fetuses buried at Catholic cemetery
    Grey skies and muddy grounds didn't keep Yolanda Gamboa from quietly praying at a service for 63 of Cook County's unclaimed miscarried or stillborn fetuses at Chicago's Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery Thursday. "I heard about it on the radio this...
  • New alderman still rightly proud of his arrest record

    New alderman still rightly proud of his arrest record
    "I'm probably the first candidate who posted his arrest record on his website before he was elected alderman," Brian Hopkins, Chicago's new 2nd Ward alderman, said with a laugh. It was actually a column I wrote, headlined "Former 'outlaw' runs for...
  • Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    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...
  • Money pouring into race in new 2nd Ward

    Money pouring into race in new 2nd Ward
    The money keeps pouring into the open-seat race for 2nd Ward alderman, as developers, labor unions, attorneys and well-to-do residents see a chance to influence the outcome of a contest in which the winner gets to represent some of the most desirable...
  • Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats

    Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats
    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...
  • Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally

    Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reached into the rule book Wednesday to avoid a symbolic vote on a potential property tax increase that a key ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner had pushed. Commissioner Timothy Schneider,...
  • Rahm, Chuy pressing flesh at a parade? It must be springtime

    Rahm, Chuy pressing flesh at a parade? It must be springtime
    It is a rare sight indeed to see mayoral candidates playing retail politics so late in the year, about as rare as seeing mythical beasties. But these weren't unicorns or griffins. These were political men, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia...
  • Fans, friends, family pay respects to Minnie Minoso

     Fans, friends, family pay respects to Minnie Minoso
    Minnie Minoso became an instant friend to everyone he met, or to anyone who had the pleasure of watching the affable "Cuban Comet" play baseball with unmatched flair and passion. On Friday, fans, friends and family paid their respects during a public...
  • More than a third of Chicago aldermanic races headed to April runoffs

    More than a third of Chicago aldermanic races headed to April runoffs
    Aldermanic candidates in 19 wards are going back to the campaign trail Wednesday, facing head-to-head elections in six weeks after nobody in those contests was able to pull a majority of the votes cast in the first round of balloting. Among those who...