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  • 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...
  • Bobcat hunting bill sent to Rauner

    Bobcat hunting bill sent to Rauner
    Hunting and killing bobcats could be legal in Illinois for the first time in 40 years if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a measure the House approved Sunday. The bill would allow hunters to kill one bobcat per hunting season, which would run from Nov. 1 to Feb....
  • Illinois bill would track race, ethnicity, gender of temporary workers

     Illinois bill would track race, ethnicity, gender of temporary workers
    Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require temporary staffing agencies to record the race, ethnicity and gender of workers seeking employment — regardless of whether individuals get a job. The proposal comes as several...
  • Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward

     Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward
    Longtime 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez has been forced into retirement after a final count of votes Tuesday from the April 7 runoff election showed him losing to challenger Milagros "Milly" Santiago by 79 votes. A week ago, when it seemed clear he was headed...
  • 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,...
  • Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes

    Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's hand-picked state Republican chairman is looking to put Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in a political trick bag on property taxes. Republican Commissioner Timothy Schneider of Streamwood intends to ask...
  • Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs

    Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs
    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...
  • Red Seal gets green light to build on golf course

    The Cook County Board Feb. 10 approved construction of the controversial 137-home Red Seal project on nine holes of the current Mission Hills Country Club. After the state's attorney's verification Feb. 9 of signatures of project opponents living...
  • Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council

     Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council
    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...
  • Ex-Metra CEO accused board members of pressing him to hire pals

    Ex-Metra CEO accused board members of pressing him to hire pals
    Ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford implicated at least two board members in a patronage complaint shortly before he began negotiating a generous severance package with the commuter rail system, officials publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday....
  • Madigan accused of Metra patronage push

    A state legislative hearing investigating the severance package for Metra's ousted CEO yielded new details about the controversial deal Thursday, including the revelation that powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan had asked the agency to give one of...