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  • Shrouded in mystery? Sen. Bill Brady's cotton-candy budget plan is no secret

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn got off a zinger Thursday morning after the conclusion of the Tribune's endorsement interview session with the five candidates for governor. I approached him outside the editorial board room to get his response to an emerging theme......
  • Brady's record is long on talk, short on action

     
    One of Gov. Pat Quinn's frequent criticisms of his Republican opponent, state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, is that Brady doesn't have much to show for his career in the General Assembly, which began in 1993. "What legislative accomplishment has......
  • Berrios v. Claypool debate

     
    Joe Berrios and Forrest Claypool, the leading candidates for Cook County Assesor, recently debated at the Union League Club. Download or listen here (WLS-AM mp3 link)...
  • Retire this scandalous pension imbalance! -- Cullerton has a plan to stop a teacher pension funding system that cheats Chicago

     
    It ain't fair. About 14 percent of the public school teachers in Illinois work for Chicago Public Schools, yet this year just 2 percent of the money the state invested in teacher pensions went to the separate fund earmarked for......
  • Gingrich: Renew the spirit of Philadelphia

     
    Update: When asked about his presidential run, Gingrich told reporters in Philadelphia to watch social media sites likeTwitter and Facebook next week. (h/t Philadelphia Inquirer's Tom Fitzgerald) Newt Gingrich, a Pennsylvania native who - as reported on...
  • Cheney says aide 'did not deserve' Fitzgerald prosecution

    Cheney says aide 'did not deserve' Fitzgerald prosecution
    Speaking a few paces from Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's offices, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney said today that his former chief of staff did not deserve prosecution by the federal prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case. “...
  • October 17: Author - Jim Lehrer, Tension City

    October 17: Author - Jim Lehrer, Tension City
    Jim Lehrer To purchase a copy of the book: Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain Event: October 18 11:30 a.m. Union League Club of Chicago 65 W. Jackson Boulevard Chicago To register for the event: www....
  • Larson's kind of town

    Larson's kind of town
    Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
  • Gold Coast woman held in scholarship embezzling

    A Gold Coast woman who served as executive director of a scholarship foundation has been ordered held on $300,000 bail after being charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from the organization. Christina Madej, 58, appeared before Cook County Criminal...
  • For Grimes, love of stories no mystery

    For Grimes, love of stories no mystery
    If she weren't writing mysteries, Martha Grimes says, she might be running a tea shop. You were expecting perhaps an auto-parts store? No, you weren't. Not if you know Grimes' work, which includes 22 mysteries featuring the incisive Scotland Yard...
  • Emanuel says he'll be involved in aldermen run-offs

    Emanuel says he'll be involved in aldermen run-offs
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said today he plans to quickly form his transition team and get involved in some of the still-undecided aldermanic contests. Little more than 14 hours after declaring victory, Emanuel bounded onto the stage of the Union League...
  • Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"

    Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"
    This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery. While Foner,...