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October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Four days of actions in Missouri protest brutality, killings by cops

In addition to Black rights organizations, church groups and youth groups, contingents joined the march from the United Food and Commercial Workers, Communications Workers of America, Chicago Teachers Union, Service Employees International Union ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Meyer: Sacrificial lambs is Colorado's safe congressional districts

Two years later Flanagan lost to Democratic challenger Rod Blagojevich, who now lives in a federal prison in Littleton. Political science professor Bob Loevy says he has not seen a major upset in Colorado congressional races in the 46 years he has been ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Microsoft Ignite Will Bring 20000 Attendees to Chicago in May 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Choose Chicago President and CEO Don Welsh, members of Chicago-area organized labor and Microsoft general manager Julia White recently joined together to announce that Microsoft Ignite, a new technology conference ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Bost: Less regulation is the way to create more jobs

Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat. Bost was disappointed the impeachment was necessary, but he felt compelled to do it because of the severity of the governor's actions. Blagojevich later was convicted of corruption charges. "When you take the oath of office ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

As lieutenant governor, somebody has to play second fiddle

Rod Blagojevich. Vallas resurfaced as a potential 2006 candidate for governor and as a potential 2010 candidate for Cook County board president — as a Republican. Vallas left Chicago in 2007 and began a succession of school-system turnarounds.


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Kilquist, Bryant both believe they are right for the district

“If Mike Madigan, Rod Blagojevich, Bruce Rauner or Pat Quinn doesn't like it, they can come down here next time and beat me. “I have no problem being a one-term representative, but I will not to sell my soul to anybody.” Bryant said much of the funding ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Our choice for governor: Bruce Rauner

When Pat Quinn took over as Illinois governor after Rod Blagojevich's impeachment, most state residents breathed a sigh of relief and thought that better times were ahead. It hasn't worked out that way. After six years of Quinn being in charge, while ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

'The Mockingbird Next Door' gives peek into life of elusive Harper Lee

The novel had sold 40 million copies since its publication in 1960, was a favorite of Chicago's mayor, Richard M. Daley, and it had just been chosen as the first selection in the city's One Book, One Chicago program, designed to get everybody in town ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

South Side Ald. Latasha Thomas won't seek reelection

A lawyer with degrees from the University of Illinois and DePaul University, Thomas was first appointed to the seat representing Englewood and Auburn Gresham by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2000 and won re-election four times. Thomas, who chairs the ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Emanuel offers a cautious budget for 2015

In fact, the dark shadow over Chicago is from a towering, $600 million annual increase in payments for police and firefighter retirement plans that will start late next year if the Illinois General Assembly does not enact changes. Mr. Emanuel is ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Ill. attorney general seeking info on Sauk Village town hall meetings

SAUK VILLAGE | The Illinois attorney general's office has contacted the village about possible Open Meetings Act violations, the village attorney told the board Tuesday. "They are seeking further inquiry, and it pertains to the Housing Commission, a ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Finke: Pat Quinn misstep allows Bruce Rauner to fire back

Quinn's ads are pretty effective, but asking Rauner about the incident in the debate gave Rauner a chance to fire back. Hard. He said it was baloney and called the whole incident a false accusation. He repeated that Quinn is the worst governor in the ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Chicago Metro Metal Consortium and IMEC announce Manufacturing ...

... Metal Consortium, we are pleased to partner with IMEC to launch this series of events across the region which will support the growth of the metal manufacturing cluster in northeastern Illinois," said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Tribune endorsements: Cook County judicial races

We're still waiting for Chief Judge Timothy Evans to act on its recommendations. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has been sharply critical of the operation of the court system. Anyone who deals regularly with the civil side will tell you ...


October 19, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Emanuel, Preckwinkle clash over mandatory minimums

Instead, after hearing person-ally from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on the matter in recent days, the most I can say is they may have made some progress. But they ain't there yet. The core of the problem is how ...


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