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  • Ward changes for voters in Chicago

    Ward changes for voters in Chicago
       Nearly 25 percent of Chicago's roughly one million voters will soon find themselves in new wards.    The changes come after the City Council redrew the boundaries back in January. People will find out their new wards when their voter registration...
  • Public funds, private interests intersect in building owned by Bridgeview mayor

    The century-old gray office building may not look like much — its owner says it can be hard to rent — but it has become a central meeting place for private interests and public money. The Summit building's owner is state Sen. Steven Landek....
  • Obama's Chicago fundraising gets boost from LGBT community, as volunteers bring in large bundles of donations

    Obama's Chicago fundraising gets boost from LGBT community, as volunteers bring in large bundles of donations
    Even before President Barack Obama voiced support for same-sex marriage, his re-election campaign was successfully tapping into the wealth of the gay and lesbian community in Chicago and across the country. Four of Obama's top fundraisers, who together...
  • Ron Kaye: Getting along to run the city

    Ron Kaye: Getting along to run the city
    Everybody loves cops and firefighters who protect our lives and property so when you get a slate mailer in the middle of a heated election campaign that looks like these public servants are supporting candidates based on their personal merits, you...
  • Gutierrez hopes for immigration action after Easter recess

    Gutierrez hopes for immigration action after Easter recess
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, a key player in the bipartisan push for comprehensive immigration reform, said today he is hopeful that Congress will act on the issue in early April after the Easter recess. "Immigration is...
  • Majority report

    Majority report
    This is the strangest political story I've heard in a long time. Last month in Macomb, a town of about 20,000 residents some 200 miles southwest of Chicago, 2nd Ward aldermanic candidate Steve Wailand beat incumbent Kay Hill by one vote — 17-16...
  • Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
  • Charges against Jackson belie his pledge to service

    Charges against Jackson belie his pledge to service
    Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service." But...
  • Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.

    Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.
    The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights. A...
  • Halvorson rips Bloomberg super PAC for TV attack ads

    Halvorson rips Bloomberg super PAC for TV attack ads
    Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson lashed out Tuesday against an expensive ad campaign attacking her past support from the National Rifle Association and accused New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of using his super political action committee to try to...
  • All's fair in some suburbs as nitpicky officeholders keep candidates off ballot

    Tired of the status quo, hundreds of residents across the region rose up this winter to challenge those running their towns — not suspecting the system was stacked against them. They knocked on doors. They persuaded neighbors to sign petitions....
  • Ballot challenges focus on host of technicalities

    Broadview: Strip club influence? Two issues have consumed politics in the near west suburb: the lingering fight over a proposed strip club and an intense battle to kick incumbents off the ballot. Are those two issues related? It's a matter of debate...