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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is butting his way into Chicago politics like some Mayor Buttinski. Bloomberg, the billionaire, news mogul and despiser of large soda drinks, is spending at least $2.1 million here to determine which Democrat in the...
Tags: Assault, Elections, South Side, Debbie Halvorson, U.S. Congress
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service." But...
Change of SubjectFrom Sunday's print column, which features another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear Boy Scouts of America: All signs suggest that your national board will lift the long-...
One thing to know about our book club We are the Saint Patrick High School Book Discussion Groups. Marilyn Wenzel, head librarian for 21 years, started the book discussion groups in 1999 when Mayor Richard M. Daley declared that every school should have...
Tags: Orson Scott Card
On the wall outside her front door, Kathy Cummings proudly displays the plaque she received in 2004 for her natural garden. Accompanied by a picture of her front yard, the plaque, presented by the city of Chicago, congratulates Cummings for winning...
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
Clout StreetNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
Tags: Primaries, AFSCME, Human Interest, Elections, Debbie Halvorson
Change of SubjectSome highlights from the list. 1 Rahm Emanuel 2 Michael Madigan 8 Toni Preckwinkle 10 David Axelrod 13 Dick Durbin 15 Sam Zell 20 Lisa Madigan 22 Ed Burke 24 Karen Lewis 30 Garry McCarthy 37 Cardinal Francis George 45......
From now on Cook County will only be paying expenses for the prosecution of former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, and the manslaughter case will be handled pro-bono by the special prosecutor, officials said today. Former U.S. Attorney...
Paul GreenbergFirst, the good parts. They stood out. Indeed, the president's general tone Tuesday night, despite the reflexive class warfare here and there, was much less fast and furious than his re-inaugural address -- as if now he wanted to work with the...
The fight over Kathy Cummings' front yard is not over yet. The West Town neighborhood resident, once awarded by former Mayor Richard Daley for her natural garden, was featured in the Dec. 30 column after the city fined her $640 for violating Chicago's...
Tags: West Town, Rogers Park
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States. The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
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