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WASHINGTON -- President Obama is fond of saying that he’s run his last campaign for public office. But the quest for cash continues even though he’ll never appear on a ballot again, as he heads to California on Wednesday for party fundraisers....
Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a former Foreign Relations Committee chairman whose moderate Republican views put him at odds with party conservatives, died Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 91. Percy's daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in 2009...
The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.A few months ago, former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson admonished a group of business people for complaining about state government, but doing nothing about it. Here's an excerpt from that speech, which should apply to all Illinois citizens: "The point is,...
Belleville News-DemocratThe City Council is set to vote this Monday on whether to approve a contract with lawyer Garrett P. Hoerner, a longtime Democratic campaign donor, to serve as the city's next city attorney. Mayor Mark Eckert announced Thursday that he is recommending...
A DuPage County election remains undecided more than a month after voters went to the polls, and observers say the courts might provide the only resolution. Mary Ellen Young and Danielle Dittus received notice Wednesday that they won seats on the DuPage...
Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.A group of Morgan County residents has filed a petition seeking to throw out the results of an election that created the Murrayville Fire Protection District and a tax assessment to fund it. F. Alan Heaton, Robert K. VanBebber, Eric L. Lakin,...
The Telegraph, Alton, Ill.Conspiracy theorists have been quick to paint the departure of Pat Brady as a "forced resignation." It's certainly no secret there has been an undercurrent of friction between the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and conservative factions...
In 1986, Woods Bowman, then a state representative from Evanston, heaped faint praise on the public servants who'd shouldered the job of Illinois lieutenant governor. "They've done what we ask them to do, which is next to nothing," he said. Next to...
A former candidate for the Downers Grove-based High School District 99 school board has issued a formal complaint against a two local lobbying groups who he says improperly endorsed him in the recent election without his consent. Henry Jakobsze filed...
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When the Illinois Supreme Court acted to fill a vacancy on the Cook County bench this year, it looked no further than the chambers of one of its own — Justice Charles Freeman. There the high court found law clerk Jean Cocozza. Cocozza got her...
Tired of the status quo, hundreds of residents across the region rose up this winter to challenge those running their towns — not suspecting the system was stacked against them. They knocked on doors. They persuaded neighbors to sign petitions....
Change of SubjectDemocracy Denied--- A missing word or loose paper clip is sometimes enough to bump challengers, and they're often bounced by allies of the incumbents they were trying to unseat. A terrific investigation by Joseph Ryan and Joe Mahr that ran......
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