| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A day after postponing this week's scheduled sentencings of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, a federal judge announced Tuesday that the defendants would learn their fates on Aug. 14.
Jackson Jr., son of civil rights leader the Rev....
| Jul 7, 2013
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist .
Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel:
Do not appoint Democratic state Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Lawmakers return to Springfield today, poised to override Gov. Pat Quinn's rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, but his actions and those of his potential rivals have created a conundrum for many Downstate Democrats in the early...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:09 PM
WASHINGTON — The sentencings of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and his wife, Sandi, were postponed Monday, with no new date set.
The South Side Democrats had been scheduled to learn their fates Wednesday, until the delay was announced by U.S....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Ahead of Gov. Pat Quinn's anticipated rewrite today of a measure regulating the carrying of concealed firearms, challenger Bill Daley released a video endorsement from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In the video, Bloomberg called Daley "uniquely...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who will be sentenced July 3 for looting his campaign treasury of about $750,000, said Monday that if both Jackson and his wife, Sandi Jackson, are sent to prison, he’d like to serve...
| Jun 16, 2013
What do political dads really want on Father's Day?
I'm not a political dad. So all I'd like is a pair of leopard-print spandex bike shorts and a Big Wheel Sidewalk Screamer, that I may go on bike rides with the mayor of Chicago.
But what do political...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:56 PM
WASHINGTON — As former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. awaits sentencing on July 3, his lawyers filed a court document today saying that he needs ongoing mental health treatment and is unlikely to get suitable care if sent to prison.
| Feb 17, 2013
This being Chicago, where political dynasties have their hands kissed by journalism and commerce, expect the following about former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, the former 7th Ward alderman:
Lamentations for what might have been...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Make your predictions for 2013 by filling out the Change of Subject online survey A year ago, I didn’t predict that a book about predictions, “The Signal and the Noise,” would be one of the top selling non-fiction titles of......
| Mar 15, 2013
There's nothing like watching a defense lawyer in federal court playing three-card monte with his mouth.
Sam Adam Jr. didn't set up a table and put three bent cards in front of the federal jury. And he didn't play that other, similar game, the one...