| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Major League Baseball and the Baseball Hall of Fame are mailing Hall of Fame ballots to more than 600 members of the BBWAA today. The release (below) explains who is eligible and the process. Voting for 2014 induction in Cooperstown, N.Y., must be...
| Nov 20, 2013
The lawyer who organized a fundraising event at Blackbird restaurant for Mayor Rahm Emanuel might have been called a "bundler" had he collected the checks himself.
Doing so, however, could have violated a ban Emanuel has placed on such bundling of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Work is underway on a Streeterville high-rise and hotel being developed by companies whose leadership recently made contributions to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)
On his first day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Wealthy Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is adding $500,000 of his own money to his campaign, an amount that will trigger a provision allowing his three GOP rivals and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to raise unlimited amounts from contributors.
| Nov 12, 2013
The first round of Park Ridge's multi-year flood relief plan is 70 percent complete with seven of 10 projects done at a cost of $5.3 million. But those last three projects are the biggest, most complex and most expensive.
Aldermen and residents...
| Nov 10, 2013
Can Paul Vallas possibly play second banana?
Though I know Vallas well, even I can't answer that one. And I doubt Gov. Pat Quinn knows either. When I interview both men this week, I'll ask them.
Whether Vallas can rein in his personality is a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional.
| Sep 24, 2013
In its final report, the Tinley Park Term Limits Commission said it cannot issue a "full recommendation" for the village to institute term limits for elected officials.
That came despite its research director's conclusion that the benefits of term...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Automatic federal funding cutbacks known as sequestration will end up costing the city of Chicago about $9 million this year, with the largest chunk of that coming out of early childhood education programs, a city official said Friday.
The losses were...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:54 PM
City Treasurer Stephanie Neely is one of several potential running mates under consideration by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
On Tuesday, Neely confirmed she's spoken with the governor about the ballot spot that opened up when Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon opted...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...