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September 04, 2012 @ 6:35 AM

Illinois Democrats see changes in convention delegation

Chicago Tribune/

3 big names who played central role in 2008 won't be at this year's event— Four years ago, an emotional Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. led a Democratic National Convention hugfest of state party leaders whose incessant feuding threatened to distract from Barack Obama's march to the presidency in Illinois. 


May 21, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

NATO chief: Chicago's a ‘perfect place' for summit

NATO Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen on Sunday praised President Barack Obama’s leadership of NATO and the president’s choice of Chicago for the summit. [Sun-Times]


May 17, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

Ricketts, Emanuel, Obama and Chicago's newest news organization

Amid the firestorm over Joe Ricketts and his reported interest in launching a racially divisive, multimillion-dollar ad campaign linking President Barack Obama to controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, much has been made about the awkard spot the Ricketts family now occupies.

Ricketts' children bought the Chicago Cubs in 2009 and are in the midst of a dicey negotiation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over city contributions to the renovations of Wrigley Field. You may recall that Emanuel served as Obama's first White House chief of staff; the mayor is unsurprisingly livid about the Ricketts advertising proposal. Read more...


April 25, 2012 @ 11:39 AM

Rahm Emanuel's report card

Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel

New York Mayor Ed Koch used to be famous for constantly asking voters: How'm I doing? 

Now you can answer the same question about Rahm Emanuel, thanks to a new site that evaluates how well Emanuel has hewed to his campaign promises.  Read more...


April 24, 2012 @ 8:12 AM

Rahm Emanuel: Romney would have sunk auto industry

Mayor Rahm Emanuel took to the warpath last night against Mitt Romney, accusing the GOP presidential contender of trying to sink the American auto industry.  Read more...


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