| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Rich Miller: (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle is making a serious mistake here. (Former Todd Stroger chief of staff Lance) Tyson tried to do right in that office. He took the job thinking he could help. Some folks, myself......
| Oct 18, 2012
Finally, in the sea of envy that is Illinois politics — with all those nasty, mean and negative campaign ads — we have some heartwarming news to report.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady wants to help Democratic candidates for the...
| Oct 19, 2012
American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios is under fire for accepting campaign contributions that are clearly above the county's legal limit.
An expensive campaign led to his victory in November and now Berrios is raising money again. He's collecting monitory...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:29 AM
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.
Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The news came as a surprise.
After 19 years on the Cook County Board of Ethics, the Chairman John Pikarski resigned just one day after WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine, and the Better Government Association raised questions about his own ethics. For nearly...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Assessor Joe Berrios on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to give them more power to go after property owners who improperly claim tax breaks, saying they could recover more than $150 million in three years...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Owners of homes and businesses in Cook County can expect a mid-summer surprise: the second installment of property tax bills are expected to hit mail boxes in early July for the first time in decades.
If the bills get to the post office by July 1, it...
| Jun 5, 2012
Just weeks before the March Democratic primary, a campaign operative for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan walked into the headquarters of a candidate for state representative to deliver a message.
"You aren't going to like me," Shaw Decremer...
| Sep 23, 2012
Which side won in the Chicago Teachers Union strike?
I've heard and been asked the question many times since the union suspended its seven-day walkout and its members returned to the classroom Wednesday. The easy, vague answer is that both sides won. The...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...