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  • Thanks a whole bunch, Marty and Tom!

     
    Statement from U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill) regarding today’s Senate procedural votes: “The Senate’s top priority should be to prevent a large tax increase from hitting families and small business employers on January 1st. I promised the people of...
  • Will Meeks go quietly?

     
    "The word 'minority,' from our standpoint, should mean 'African American.' I don't think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title."...State Sen. James Meeks, a mayoral candidate, during an appearance Wednesday on WVON-AM (See Clout...
  • From the archives: Braun's money-related controversies

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see, previously, Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years and Chico walks the ethics line) Braun denies wrongdoing in Medicaid flap September 30, 1992 An apologetic yet feisty......
  • Is Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr. attempting magic tricks on the House floor?

     
    But what is the Chicago Democrat doing in this video with his right hand?...
  • Back when Braun endorsed Daley

     
    Mary Mitchell today offers a tidbit that either I'd never known or had forgotten: In 1995, when the late (African-American politician) Joseph Gardner ran against Daley, then Sen. (Carol Moseley) Braun made a pro-Daley commercial while 100 black...
  • What if...?

     
    I know, I know. Woulda, coulda, shoulda … But ask yourself: What if, back in early 2002, then-Mayor Richard Daley had shown a bit of loyalty, leadership and courage during the Democratic primary race for governor? He very well could......
  • Roland Burris, world traveler

    I wasn't disgusted this morning to read that Illinois' senior U.S. senator, Dick Durbin, traveled to 14 different countries, mostly on the taxpayer's dime, in 2009 and 2010. Durbin is the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, and he needs to see the world to...
  • Supreme Court upholds special elections ruling

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today turned down appeals from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and former Sen. Roland Burris and let stand a legal ruling that requires the state to hold a special election whenever a U.S. Senate seat becomes vacant. The case grew...
  • Blagojevich's Senate ploy

    Blagojevich's Senate ploy
    Given his shameless refusal to step down, it's not surprising that Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich insisted on exercising his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to succeed President-elect Barack Obama. The governor, who has been accused by federal...
  • The law is on Blagojevich's side

    The law is on Blagojevich's side
    Like it or not, Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich has the legal authority to appoint Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, and Burris, the state's former attorney general, should be allowed to take the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Senate...
  • Letters to the editor

    Focus on Blagojevich Re “Senators call appointment unwelcome,” Dec. 31 Isn't Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris less scandalous than Richard Nixon's appointment of Gerald Ford as vice president? In the latter...
  • Hundreds Attend Daley Plaza Anti Violence Rally

    (WGN-AM) - Several hundred people turned out Saturday afternoon to attend a rally intended to get a campaign started to end violence in Chicago for the summer. The event featured a number of community activists who were pulled together by Father Michael...