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  • Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

    Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?
    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...
  • Endorsements for Cook County Board

    Endorsements for Cook County Board
    Four years ago, Todd Stroger ended his hapless and costly regime as president of the Cook County Board. Toni Preckwinkle beat him in the Democratic primary and she went on to win the general election. She has kept her promise to eliminate Stroger's much-...
  • Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016

    Preckwinkle: Enjoy new budget because pain's coming in 2016
    Taxpayers won’t be hit any harder by next year’s Cook County government spending plan, but they may not be so fortunate in 2016. That admission by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday came after her annual budget speech,...
  • Report: No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle

    Report:  No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle
    When it comes to rubber stamp legislative bodies, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has only a slight edge over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, according to a new report set to be released today by the political science department at the University of...
  • Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires

    Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers

    Watchdog: Todd Stroger official coerced contributions from Cook County workers
    A high-ranking Cook County official from a prominent Democratic family retired late last year after the county's chief internal watchdog recommended he be fired for coercing government workers into donating to the campaign of then-County Board President...
  • Former top aide to Stroger sentenced to 4 years in corruption case

    Former top aide to Stroger sentenced to 4 years in corruption case
    A onetime top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison for steering county contracts to cronies in return for $35,000 in kickbacks. Eugene Mullins marks the second high-level aide...
  • Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year

    Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year
    Cook County’s budget gap for next year is pegged at $152 million and Board President Toni Preckwinkle once again isn’t ruling out tax or fee increases to fill the hole. There are, however, a pair of specific tax hikes that Preckwinkle says...
  • Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief

    Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday named a new county ethics chief to replace the one she dumped during an investigation into Assessor Joseph Berrios, a political ally. Ranjit Hakim, an attorney at Mayer Brown who has represented...
  • Stroger aide goes on trial over alleged contractor kickbacks

    Stroger aide goes on trial over alleged contractor kickbacks
    Eugene Mullins was a veteran Chicago police officer from a working-class family who'd grown up "sticking up for the little guy" when in 2006 his career took a dramatic turn. His childhood friend Todd Stroger had just been elected Cook County Board...