| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The main event in Illinois politics Monday evening was a televised debate between the top candidates for governor in the Nov. 4 election.
But the undercard — a joint appearance on public TV by the candidates for state comptroller —...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
A key City Council Committee on Monday endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's selection of Kurt Summers Jr. as the new city treasurer, an appointment that will give Summers a leg up in February's municipal election.
Summers, a 35-year-old investment firm...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday offered a monologue about balancing the needs of work and family, after several aldermen warned incoming city treasurer Kurt Summers Jr. about the family sacrifices he would make as a public official.
Emanuel gave Summers...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Despite dissent from a fellow Democrat, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday won easy approval for her $4 billion 2015 budget proposal that includes no new taxes, fines or fees.
Commissioner Larry Suffredin, D-Evanston, voted against...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Outgoing City Treasurer Stephanie Neely on Tuesday dismissed as “kind of crazy” the criticism Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner lobbed at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for not picking her as his running mate.
Neely was responding to...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Two-term City Treasurer Stephanie Neely announced Monday that she is resigning at the end of November to return to the private sector, a move that has cleared the way for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to appoint her replacement ahead of the February election....
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Voters in Cook County will find the usual sea of judicial candidates on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. Here's the maddening thing: You'll find more than 80 candidates seeking election or retention, but you'll have few chances to affect the outcome....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Side by side across the top of Page 6 of Tuesday's Tribune were a pair of stories in sad juxtaposition.
On the left was an article summarizing new research from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity headlined, "School study pans charters'...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year.
The decision by Lewis comes after she was...