September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Why the Chickens Have Come Home To Roost This Campaign Season

The Rauner campaign deploys the character and a man dressed as Mr. Quinn's predecessor, the imprisoned Rod Blagojevich. The Supreme Court has ruled clothing is protected speech. That includes chicken suits. But some states have drawn the line.

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Bernard Schoenburg: New poll, AFSCME nod help change narrative

He was referring to prosecutors looking into a $54.5 million anti-violence program called the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, launched in 2010 in the Chicago area, sharply criticized in a state audit and called a political slush fund by Rauner ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Raise the minimum wage for more unemployment

Minimum wage laws were introduced into the market in 1938 with the passing of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a bill concerning fair wage and working conditions. It was an important part of the New Deal program ... San Francisco and Chicago are both ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race

Rauner continued to try to link the Democratic governor to his imprisoned and disgraced predecessor by including in the ethics proposal a cover photo of Quinn with Rod Blagojevich. Quinn served as Blagojevich's lieutenant governor before succeeding him ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Rauner ad decries Quinn, Blago, Madigan, Cullerton 100-year reign

The 30-second spot, titled “100 Years,” focuses in on Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Quinn in making the case that Democrats have held power for too long ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months

Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) has been pushing to restore service on the eliminated section, but CTA president Forrest Claypool said there are no plans to re-instate that service. The CTA has encouraged riders to use the Brown Line instead; stations near the No.

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel pushes Trump-inspired ordinance in Chicago

CHICAGO--Mayor Rahm Emanuel might not be able to do anything about the massive sign Donald Trump built earlier this summer on his gleaming skyscraper on the Chicago River. But the mayor announced on Wednesday he is taking action to make sure ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Could this Chicago cancer researcher find a treatment for Ebola?

The younger, Ron Huberman, served as Mayor Richard M. Daley's chief of staff and later headed the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Public Schools. Mr. Huberman's career took another turn in the mid-2000s, when he was approached by a group of ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

It had received approval, first from former Mayor Richard M. Daley and again by Emanuel's administration. The mayor said then that he wanted to make sure "a situation like this doesn't emerge in the future." But the ordinance, in dramatically limiting ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Trump happy over Emanuel crackdown on signs

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley approved it at 3,600 square feet. Emanuel cut it to 2,891 square feet before authorizing it himself. “It's the Hollywood sign of Chicago. People love it. People are taking pictures out there by the hundreds every day ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois Attorney General candidate, incumbent on state investigation issue

Madigan served as co-chair on the board that oversaw the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, which oversaw implementation of the NRI. Schimpf says those three degrees of separation are not enough when Madigan is giving legal advice regarding the ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Rauner unveils ethics reform proposals

Take legislative redistricting away from the Illinois General Assembly and turn it into to a nonpartisan, independent process. ◇ Set eight-year term limits for legislators and executive officeholders. ◇ Extend recall provisions to statewide elected ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois lawmaker stands behind actions

Bost has served in the Illinois General Assembly for 20 years. He says the response captured in the ad is not his typical behavior. He's hoping to steal the Illinois 12th congressional district seat from Bill Enyart, who has held the position since 2012.

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Which Is It Going To Be: CTU Or City Hall?

Three reasons people don't trust teachers The White Rhino: Between 2009 and 2012, Chicago Public Schools went through five CEOs (Arne Duncan, Ron Huberman, Terry Mazany, Jean Claude-Brizard, Barbara Byrd-Bennett). This instability made its way to ...

September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Public Schools' personnel chief steps down

The Chicago Public Schools' top personnel officer has resigned from her position and will leave her job in the coming weeks, district officials said Wednesday. Alicia Winckler joined CPS in 2009, when it was led by chief executive Ron Huberman and ...

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