| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:05 PM
The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:52 PM
There were plenty of winners and losers in this week's Chicago city elections, and you can always follow the losers by the echoes of their shrieks through the alleys.
And there are famous names of Chicago Democratic politics among them, names like...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:08 PM
The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Norridge Village Board meeting on Feb. 11.
Norridge secures state funds for future construction project
A project to make over a stretch of Pittsburgh Avenue that could happen later...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Millions of dollars collected from Cook County property owners who illegally claimed exemptions for more than one home are being redistributed to local governments, according to a spokesman for county Assessor Joseph Berrios.
The assessor's office sought...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:12 PM
The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council.
32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:35 PM
Latinos are poised to pick up at least two City Council seats in aldermanic elections, the reflection of a new ward map and rising population in Chicago.
The last census showed the city's Latino population grew by about 25,000 between 2000 and 2010 as...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Aiming to present a united front among the city’s Latino political heavy hitters, Rahm Emanuel rolled out the endorsement of a former foe who once suggested the mayor’s North Shore upbringing didn’t make him well-suited to run Chicago....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:02 PM
As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora.
Flora, as all you botanists know, is scientific talk for plants. And the plants of Bridgeport seemed...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Cook County’s internal government watchdog recently won a round in his legal battle for authority to probe the offices of all countywide elected officials, but Assessor Joseph Berrios continues to challenge Inspector General Patrick Blanchard on the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday named a new county ethics chief to replace the one she dumped during an investigation into Assessor Joseph Berrios, a political ally.
Ranjit Hakim, an attorney at Mayer Brown who has represented...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Cook County’s top Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election Friday in a repudiation of the primary challenge offered by an absent Bill Daley, the son and brother of two former mayors.
Party leaders in the state&...