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March 25, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Question of the day

Yes, Obama preferred Burns for his state senate seat, but Hairston and Preckwinkle picked Raoul so he wouldn't run against one of them, not because he was a contributor to them. But you managed to smear several elected officials in one post, so nice ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Gov. Quinn reveals more re-election themes

Rod Blagojevich's corruption scandal. Rauner's campaign says Quinn is playing "political games" and blasts his signing of a pension overhaul cutting benefits for state employees and retirees. Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago City Council to fire words at Russia

“It's only a symbolic act,” said Ald. Ed Burke (14th), who called out of the blue with the dramatic news Friday morning. “What little we can do to put ourselves on record.” The act he is referring to is the withdrawal from our sister city relationship ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Behind the scenes with Justice Anne Burke

... in “A Look From Within: The Illinois Supreme Court” — part of the club's regular luncheon speaker series. Word has it, Burke's husband and Chicago City Council Finance Chairman, Ald. Ed Burke, will be on hand to cheer her on. Show / Hide Comments ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Whatever Happened to the Ad War on Drugs?

The phrase "war on drugs" is popularized after President Richard Nixon in 1971 declared drug abuse "public enemy number one." Refer Madness. The 1930s-era over the top ... "I'm not sure ad campaigns are very effective, anyway, on drug issues," he added ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Nanci Koschman to Sue Over Civil Rights Violation

“I'm taking aim at everybody who didn't value David's life enough and decided to cover it up and I guess now if somebody came up to me and said was it a cover up I could actually answer yes,” she said. Koschman said she will take her case to federal ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

A smart step toward preventing domestic violence

As the Sun-Times' Fran Spielman reported, former Mayor and Cook County State's Attorney Richard M. Daley repeatedly promoted domestic violence initiatives. He led the fight to create a Domestic Violence Court; created the Mayor's Office of Domestic ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

House majority leader says he has speaker votes

Fox has represented Rhode Island's capital in the General Assembly for more than 20 years and is one of the state's most powerful politicians. His enduring legislative legacy is most likely to be legalizing gay marriage. In 2011, he abandoned an effort ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Politics to play key role in Gov. Pat Quinn's budget plan

SPRINGFIELD — More than a month after he was originally supposed to deliver his budget speech, Gov. Pat Quinn this week will finally outline his spending plan for the next budget year. When he does it, Quinn will have to cope with the fact that a ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Gov. Quinn reveals more re-election themes

Pat Quinn is questioning his Republican gubernatorial rival's ethics, wealth and stance on minimum wage during his re-election bid. The Chicago Democrat raised the issues in a story published in Sunday'sChicago Sun-Times. Quinn has already tried to ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

The truth about Spring Break: Good times, self-discovery and lots of booze

Different colleges and universities pick different weeks in the late-winter calendar when teaching stops and their wards are released. Some may just linger, others will seek virtue, perhaps building houses for the poor. But this is what they are meant ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

How does St. Louis' proposed music festival contract compare to others?

“Lollapalooza has generated millions of dollars to support Chicago Park District neighborhood capital projects and programs,” said Michele Lemons, a district spokesperson. “Proceeds from the festival have benefited a new playground at Washington Park, ...


March 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Cops May Be Intercepting Phone Calls, Text Messages Through Stingray ...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Local police in the U.S. may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a new technology tool known as Stingray. But they are refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do.


March 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Tech advisor of 'The Good Wife' defends Blagojevich inspired episode

The advisor for the TV show, 'The Good Wife' is defending the accuracy of a recent episode based on the Rod Blagojevich trial. In the episode that aired March 16, investigators tried to get the fictional governor's former attorney to testify against ...


March 23, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Roy Exum: Mayor Berke, SEIU Sign Pact

The SEIU -- it's no mistake that Rod Blagojevich wanted to leave his job as governor and go work for them. It's because he saw the SEIU as more powerful than the state of Illinois.” The Service Employees International Union has also faced recent ...


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