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Clout StreetAfter weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
This fiscal cliff vote that happened on New Year’s Day — who the heck was representing the Imperial Valley? With Bob Filner gone, where was Juan Vargas? Didn’t he win the election to fill the seat? Can an entire district go without...
Tinley Park's 2013 mayoral race may hinge on whether voters view longevity in office as an asset or liability. Seeking his ninth term as mayor, Ed Zabrocki says his administration is moving the village in the right direction. As proof, he cites the...
Tribune reportersRep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
Wheaton will see new stores and downtown development in the new year, while golfers in Glen Ellyn will enjoy a renovated clubhouse and driving range at the Village Links course. In West Chicago, elementary school teachers have filed a strike notice as...
Special to the TribuneElmhurst voters will have a choice of three candidates for mayor in April's municipal election. The three, all aldermen, are Diane Gutenkauf, Steve Morley and Mark Mulliner. The position of mayor is open because former mayor Peter DiCianni resigned...
Tribune reporterState Treasurer Dan Rutherford, long mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for governor, used the web and social media Sunday to urge supporters to sign up for a possible 2014 race for Illinois chief executive. Rutherford’s web site asks...
Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
With Thanksgiving almost here, it's time to present the annual Turkey of the Year Awards. Recipients may cry fowl. But even if they haven't been turkeys all year, each winner has done something to merit this prestigious recognition. The awards for 2012:...
Tags: Polls, Literature, Clint Eastwood, Sports, Prosecution
Tribune reporterAs candidates line up to run for Arlington Heights mayor, the village’s outgoing leader has announced who she endorses for the job. Mayor Arlene Mulder said she endorses Trustee Thomas Hayes over Ron Drake and Mark Hellner. The three men have...
Another Chicago politician has been indicted, this one for bank fraud after he allegedly burned through hundreds of thousands of dollars that weren't his on casino gambling, car loans and other high-rolling pursuits. Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford,...
Tags: Lotteries, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Lotto, David Petraeus, eBay Inc.
TribLocal - Naperville » NewsNaperville has only received two suggested changes to its proposed map of voting districts following five public forums. City officials also have heard from residents …...
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