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Patrick J. O'Connor

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  • Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed

    Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed
    Ald. Patrick O'Connor quickly pushed through an ordinance Wednesday that limits the ability of the City Council's watchdog to investigate aldermen's campaign finances — a week after that investigator received permission to open an ethics probe of O'Connor.
  • City Council wants reform the Chicago Way

     City Council wants reform the Chicago Way
    The national view of Chicago Democratic politicians is that they're messianic reformers like the young Moses we sent to Washington, or they're colorful yet environmentally green rogues with short shanks and hot tempers. Unfortunately, what came out of...

    Alderman's sister named CPS principal despite failing eligibility test

    Alderman's sister named CPS principal despite failing eligibility test
    A powerful Chicago alderman's sister who failed Chicago Public Schools' selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district's hiring policy made in July. Catherine Sugrue has been an...

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be? Really, really dumb. Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...

    Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up

    Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up
    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...