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August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Green Party faces being left off ballot

The Green Party's struggle to field candidates comes after its candidate for governor garnered 10.4 percent of the vote in 2006 against Democrat Rod Blagojevich and Republican Judy Baar Topinka. That showing by Carbondale attorney Rich Whitney ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

The Boys of Summer: July's Biggest Super PAC Donors

Bergman gives mostly to Republicans. But he casts himself as an "independent," and he's contributed Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his predecessor, Rod Blagojevich, in the past. SABAN: Billionaire Univision owner Haim Saban has already pledged ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Milwaukee takes Ice Bucket Challenge, in 14 videos

Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan is doing it Thursday night. Mayor Tom Barrett, Police Chief Edward Flynn and Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. each did it earlier this week, and Gov. Scott Walker and rival Mary Burke have gotten in on the act, too, as have ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel Backs Bloomberg, Slams NRA's 'Attacks'

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tweeted his support and praise for the gun control efforts of Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America on Thursday. Bloomberg has pledged $50 million to help get gun control candidates elected ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

City to sell 322 South Side lots for $1 each

... for the city since private developers aren't racing to invest in neighborhoods like Englewood and significant sums of federal dollars aren't available for broader renewal efforts, said Phil Ashton, an associate professor in the University of ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois will receive $300 million in Bank of America settlement

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder noted that because Congress failed to extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, some homeowners who may benefit from the settlement by receiving principal writedowns or short sales, would see a greater ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Attorney General candidate eager to root out corruption

... and began the race for the attorney general's position as soon as possible. If elected, it will be his first public office, but Schimpf said his frustration with current Attorney General Lisa Madigan and corruption in Illinois made his decision to ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois will receive $300 million in Bank of America settlement

The deal also includes $100 million in consumer relief for struggling Illinois homeowners, according to the Illinois Attorney General's office. Five other states ... The Illinois pension entities that will receive the payments under Thursday's deal and ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois jobs left on hold

When the General Assembly started drafting a bill two years ago to allow for fracking, international firm Kimmeridge Energy hired 65 people to work on land acquisition here. Rock formations of New Albany Shale throughout jobs-starved southern Illinois ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Report slams IDOT political hiring

The rules have been in place since before Blagojevich took office in 2003, but many of those improper hirings at the Illinois Department of Transportation happened under Quinn's Democratic administration, the report said. ... But the report found that ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois Term Limits Effort Comes to an End in Court

Only the General Assembly, which is not limited in the scope of constitutional amendments it can pursue, can place a term limits question on the ballot. Check out the court's full decision at Reboot Illinois. Republican candidate for governor Bruce ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Judge rejects Green Party lawsuit over ballot access

While U.S. District Judge John Tharp Jr. in his 20-page opinion appeared to sympathize with some of the party's arguments that the extra requirements imposed on third parties are unconstitutional, he concluded that he is bound to uphold the state's ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Former City Councilman, businessman Ed Little dies

His contributions to Southern California's water reliability through West Basin and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will live on for decades and decades to come.” The West Basin Board of Directors in 2007 renamed its water ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

MWRD formally awards Winnetka $2 million stormwater grant

The award came from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago thanks to June 18 legislation that allowed the disbursement of funds. “This is a very significant grant award and we're certainly thankful for them helping us with $2 ...


August 22, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Winnetka Council receives first look at NT renovation plan

The plan also calls for some stormwater detention to be included on-site, something on which the school and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago will work together to achieve. “We had a terrible problem on-site with stormwater ...


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