| Jul 20, 2014
Rahm Emanuel, the beloved mayor of Chicago, has a problem.
He's beloved by the national media, by uber-wealthy Democrats on the coasts, by reporters he served with leaks and tips in New York and Washington, and by his loyal straight man Jimmy Fallon....
| Jul 20, 2014
The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year.
The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Finance reports filed Tuesday showed the distinct styles between the two major governor candidates: Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy first-time challenger who can tap deep pockets, is willing to raise and spend millions of dollars. Democratic Gov. Pat...
| Jul 21, 2014
While we're waiting for the courts to decide whether the people of Illinois will get to vote on a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of state lawmakers, let's ponder a related question:
What if we just term-limited Mike Madigan?
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Two federal appellate courts on Tuesday handed down conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans who live in states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace to enroll in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:44 PM
State elections officials said today that a preliminary review of the paperwork shows that a constitutional amendment on legislative term limits backed by Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner should have enough signatures to be eligible for the Nov. 4...
| Jun 11, 2014
The saga of Derrick Smith has been one long exercise in mixed messages. This one's unequivocal: guilty.
A federal jury took only four hours to convict the lame-duck state representative of bribery and attempted extortion for pocketing $7,000 in exchange...
| Jun 22, 2014
The House speaker's henchman had a busy week, fighting to protect the Illinois Constitution from the people of Illinois:
On Tuesday, attorney Michael Kasper appeared before the State Board of Elections, doing his best to disqualify the signatures of...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Facing heavy criticism for months over failing to offer a plan to restore Illinois’ finances, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday issued an outline of proposed cuts that he maintained would save taxpayers $1 billion.
| Jun 18, 2014
Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot.
The Yes for...
| Jun 29, 2014
Voters won't get to change Illinois' corrupt, self-serving remapping process this year. The sponsors of the constitutional amendment pulled the plug on Friday.
They pointed to a judge's ruling that their amendment didn't meet the requirements of the...