| Feb 27, 2013
Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP.
Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it.
The Illinois Republican State Central Committee...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Roosevelt University students and faculty are leading a letter-writing campaign to urge U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk to combat violence by pushing for more counselors, not armed police, in Chicago schools.
More than 15 Roosevelt students,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Wealthy Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner moved a step closer Tuesday toward a potential bid for the Republican governor nomination, filing papers to form an exploratory committee and launching a 60-day listening tour of the state.
The venture capitalist...
| Jun 21, 2013
My friends, you have before you the ancient scrolls that contain the Kassopedia, Vol. V, a compendium of the world's knowledge.
But first, remember what Sherlock Holmes once said.
The famous fictional detective noted that the human brain is like an...
| Jun 16, 2013
What do political dads really want on Father's Day?
I'm not a political dad. So all I'd like is a pair of leopard-print spandex bike shorts and a Big Wheel Sidewalk Screamer, that I may go on bike rides with the mayor of Chicago.
But what do political...
| Feb 14, 2013
In addition to speaking at a South Side high school Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to meet privately with 20 young black men there to discuss the challenges of growing up in a rough neighborhood.
White House officials asked Principal Antonio...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:02 PM
After several bitterly partisan battles on fiscal issues, bipartisanship seems to be breaking out on Capitol Hill in two other controversial areas: immigration reform and gun control.
While it’s too early to know if it will produce significant...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk announced Friday he will not support the nomination of fellow Republican Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, citing instances in which he believes Hagel has not been tough enough on Iran.
Kirk, of Illinois, joining...
| Jan 22, 2013
— Monday was a momentous day for President Barack Obama — and not a bad one as well for the president's friend, longtime ally and fellow Illinois Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin.
The Senate's No. 2 leader joined Obama at an early morning church...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...
| Jun 5, 2013
It was a knee-jerk reaction to a knee-jerk reaction. That's my assessment of Rep. Bobby Rush's incendiary assault on Sen. Mark Kirk's gang-fighting proposal.
Rush, a Chicago Democrat, slammed suburban Republican Kirk's proposal to round up all of the...