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June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Trustees, advisory panel in Lincoln Library tug of war

Rod) Blagojevich to investigate himself?” advisory board member Patrick Reardon said. “I cannot imagine the IHPA will come up with anything except that the IHPA is right and we are wrong.” “It's quite clear there's a lot of dysfunctionality here ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Tensions run high at presidential library board meeting

Rod) Blagojevich to investigate himself?” advisory board member Patrick Reardon said. “I cannot imagine the IHPA will come up with anything except that the IHPA is right and we are wrong.” Page 2 of 2 - “It's quite clear there's a lot of ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Billionaire's Campaign Contribution Among Biggest In Recent History

Illinois first enacted campaign contribution limits for state elections after two straight governors -- George Ryan (R) and Rod Blagojevich (D) -- were convicted of corruption. Following the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision that opened the ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Speak Out for June 15, 2014

I'm just wondering if Rod Blagojevich is going to get a release, and is his sentence cut in half? Chicago. You can protest and walk the streets, and its not going to stop the killing. The only way you will stop this is bringing the National Guard in ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Rahm Emanuel Recruits Michael Ruemmler to Run Re-Election Campaign

Rahm Emanuel has recruited Michael Ruemmler to run his re-election campaign for mayor of Chicago, Ward Room confirms. The 33-year-old Ruemmler is Emanuel's chief of staff for legislative affairs and previously worked on his 2011 mayoral campaign.


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel calls Donald Trump sign 'tasteless'

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a problem with the "Trump" sign going up on the Trump International Hotel and Tower in the Windy City. He says it's tasteless. The city already gave authorization for the sign, made up of five, 20-foot-high letters ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Chicago City Council to Comcast: End the Delays and Support CAN TV

Comcast, Chicago's largest cable provider, is seeking a 10-year renewal of its cable franchise in Chicago. Nationally, Comcast's wants to take over Time Warner, combining the nation's two largest cable companies. The merger is attracting attention from ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Clout-Heavy Firm Had Key Job In Illinois' Obamacare Rollout

Reyes is an ex-aide to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and founded the powerful Hispanic Democratic Organization. Jackson is a former statewide field director for Quinn. In particular, Noonan played a crucial leadership role in the campaign, ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Chicago determined not to lose Obama library bid

Some involved are cautioning the city to take nothing for granted, pointing to its bid for the 2016 Olympics; Chicago sent Obama, Oprah Winfrey and then-Mayor Richard M. Daley to sell the city in person, yet the bid got booted in the first round. "We ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Chicago bids bon voyage to airport boss

Ms. Andolino was one of the few holdovers from former Mayor Richard M. Daley's administration. But the Sun-Times reports that she had “her wings clipped” under Mr. Emanuel, after having free reign working under Mr. Daley. Under her tenure she oversaw ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Chicago political firm had key job in Get Covered Illinois

Reyes is an ex-aide to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and founded the powerful Hispanic Democratic Organization. Jackson is a former statewide field director for Quinn. In particular, Noonan played a crucial leadership role in the campaign, ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Will new bill pave the way for debt-free state education?

A bill on Gov. Quinn's desk could set the stage for Illinois colleges to let students attend without paying tuition or taking on student loans. The bill would task the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to study a "Pay it forward" program, similar ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Phone tax won't keep $20B pension bill on hold for long

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley had a political phobia to raising property taxes that prompted him to freeze them for 17 of his 22 years in office. In fact, Daley once diverted city payments from Municipal Employees and Laborers pension funds, then flush ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Emanuel won't make the mistake of declaring patronage dead

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's former patronage chief, streets and sanitation commissioner and two others were subsequently convicted of rigging city hiring to benefit the Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO) and other pro-Daley armies of political ...


June 14, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

Illinois Attorney General Issues Debt Collection Scam Alert

Madigan's office initiated the investigation after Illinois residents reported receiving e-mails from accounts that fraudulently appear to be sent by a representative of the attorney general's office. The e-mails include an attached “final warning ...


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