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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Madigan: Pass budget now, round up tax hike votes later

    Madigan: Pass budget now, round up tax hike votes later
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats are taking a spend first, find-the-money-later approach as they craft a new state budget, laying out their priorities despite uncertainty that they’ll be able to gather enough votes to extend a temporary...
  • Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich

    Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich
    Former Chicago Ald. Dick Mell, one of the most gregarious political creatures ever to grace City Hall, is back in the game with a new lobbying firm he founded with the help of daughter Patti Blagojevich. The longtime 33rd Ward alderman is doing some...
  • 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...
  • Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests

    Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests
    When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois. Clifford...