In his bid for a seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Patrick Daley Thompson is endorsed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City Council Finance Chairman Edward Burke and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
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They're all veteran lawyers, longtime judges in their early 60s. And they're all women, although there's nothing particularly ladylike about the political brawl in which they're now engaged. Meet the candidates for a crucial seat on the Illinois Supreme Court from Cook County, perhaps the liveliest race on the March Democratic primary election ballot—and arguably the most meaningful.
A City Council committee today recommended paying $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of an autistic boy who police allegedly chased and clubbed for no reason at his family’s Little Village restaurant.
A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week. The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, vice chairman of the Budget Committee. "We think the public would be surprised to know — as we were — that all city AFSCME employees are receiving a 3.5 percent pay increase in 2012,"
A Chicago cab fare hike could be in store after an influential alderman floated the idea Monday and city officials said they are reviewing the taxi fare structure.