| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner's Department of Juvenile Justice says it will retool efforts to keep low-risk juvenile offenders out of state facilities and help those who are incarcerated successfully re-enter their communities.
A five-point plan for how to do...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 2:33 PM
With less than two weeks before the city's April 7 runoff election, Mayor Emanuel and his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, are clobbering each other with campaign ads aired on TV and videos shared on social media.
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:54 PM
Opponents of the Red Seal project to build 137 homes on the Mission Hills Country Club golf course are still fighting to stop it, while Red Seal maintains it's already going about the business of selling houses there.
Copies of a 124-page Mission...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:36 AM
In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:55 PM
A veteran insider will be nominated Wednesday to be Cook County's next public defender, making her only the second woman to hold the post in its 85-year history if the County Board approves.
Amy Campanelli, who now manages the office's suburban...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 12:05 PM
On a second vote, Glenview trustees formally amended a village ordinance March 3 that previously did not require landlords to accept Section 8 housing vouchers.
The binding vote mirrored a 5-1 tally on Feb. 17, when they first reviewed the controversial...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
Who I am
(Cook County Board President) Toni Preckwinkle. I grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and moved to Chicago in 1965 to attend the University of Chicago. I've lived here ever since.
One unique thing about me
I am compulsive about finishing books...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Dear Mayor Emanuel,
Yes, you did finish first. There's that. So the cynics eager to write your political obituary can't apply the usual verdicts in these near-death experiences: shellacking, spanking, thumpin' and whuppin'.
But from now on ignore...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:52 PM
There were plenty of winners and losers in this week's Chicago city elections, and you can always follow the losers by the echoes of their shrieks through the alleys.
And there are famous names of Chicago Democratic politics among them, names like...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:29 PM
The lens has narrowed. Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has emerged from an Election Day rumble, intact and intriguing, in a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The five-way race for mayor blurred the policy positions of all of the candidates....
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Re-election battles typically are referendums on the incumbent, one reason Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia framed his Chicago mayoral candidacy as a reaction to perceived shortcomings in the style and performance of Rahm Emanuel.