| Jun 4, 2013
Democrats are poisoning Illinois and Chicago.
Maybe it's too obvious to state, but it isn't said often enough. Or barely at all.
Democrats have locked up the city and the state. They have supermajorities in both houses of the Illinois legislature. The...
| Jan 16, 2013
In the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:14 AM
WASHINGTON -- "When I first met Richard Nixon," Robert Bork says in the book he completed a few weeks before his death in December, "I could see in his expression the conviction that someone had blundered badly." With the dry wit that, together with his...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Two jurors who acquitted Tamarac commissioner Patricia Atkins-Grad of corruption charges last month say they had reasonable doubt about her guilt, but both had the same advice for her: Give up politics.
"I'm very upset that [Governor] Rick Scott...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:41 AM
I can't imagine there are many things more frustrating than being the heroine or hero of a horror movie. Whenever you think you've vanquished the mad stabber or machete wielder, the maniac pops back to his feet and comes at you again.
| May 22, 2013
Citadel LLC founder Kenneth Griffin named and shamed local corporations that have taken tax incentives from the financially strapped state in a speech to a prominent Chicago business group.
"The last election cycle I called a local CEO to talk to him...
| Nov 25, 2012
Even in Chicago, a city whose political community is not easily shocked by allegations of corruption, the resignation of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes as a bit of a stunner.
The word "promising" keeps popping up again and again in news reports as in, for...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:48 AM
As horrifying as the thought of another 10-year term for Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ron Castille might be, there is merit in a new lawsuit by six judges hoping to change the state's requirement for them to retire after they hit the ripe old age of 70....
| Nov 11, 2012
The 2012 election cycle was ugly and dirty, a cut below women's mud wrestling. It brought out the worst in all of us: We watched it after all. Supposedly, when Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the end of the Constitutional Convention in...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The takeaway from Diana Wasserman-Rubin's misdemeanor plea deal: Crime pays, especially for politicians who abuse the public trust. Broward State Attorney Mike Satz and his corruption prosecutors took pity on a woman ravaged by illness, rolling over...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The local paper, along with one of the city's best investigative reporters, Gordan Russell, has revealed that River Birch landfill and it's owners Fred Heebe and Jim Ward, gave well over $1 million in contributions to key political campaigns.