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  • Election day: Short lines, empty voter booths are the norm so far

     
    Although Tuesday’s election will result in one of Los Angeles’ most extensive leadership changes -- with residents selecting a mayor, city attorney, city controller, and eight City Council members -- attendance at polling places appeared...
  • Emanuel to campaign for Obama in Florida this weekend

    Emanuel to campaign for Obama in Florida this weekend
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue his role as a surrogate for President Barack Obama this weekend, heading to Florida to try to convince the swing state's key Jewish and senior citizen constituencies to vote to send Obama back to the White House....
  • Latest Jackson Jr. probe clouds political, legal future

    Latest Jackson Jr. probe clouds political, legal future
    Out of sight for months and seeking re-election in weeks, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s return to Congress by voters may be virtually assured, but a new federal investigation of the South Side Democrat has made his political and legal future even more tenuous....
  • Big Romney fundraiser in Chicago days before election

    Big Romney fundraiser in Chicago days before election
    Just four days before the election, Republican Mitt Romney's backers will hold a fundraiser in President Barack Obama’s hometown to buy last-minute TV airtime in the remaining battleground states, a source close to the campaign said Tuesday. The...
  • Crushing debt is our children's biggest threat

    Crushing debt is our children's biggest threat
    One issue overshadows every other in this election: the crushing government debt that we are leaving our children. Just as World War II defined the Greatest Generation and the '60s defined the baby boomer generation, our generation will become known as...
  • Generous rules govern aldermen's pensions

    Generous rules govern aldermen's pensions
    When Chicago aldermen floated a proposal in 1987 to boost their city pensions dramatically, Mayor Harold Washington's administration dismissed it as an arrogant ploy that lacked even a cursory cost analysis. Three years later, the proposal still didn't...
  • How Daley beefed up his pension payouts

    How Daley beefed up his pension payouts
    Two years into his reign as Chicago's longest-serving mayor, Richard M. Daley took advantage of the state's convoluted pension system to significantly increase his potential payout while saving $400,000 in contributions, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has...
  • Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November

    Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November
    — Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday. The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
  • Lightning Strikes New French President's Plane

    Lightning Strikes New French President's Plane
    PARIS -- François Hollande became the president of France on Tuesday and promptly flew toward Germany to discuss the European debt crisis with his German counterpart -- but lightning struck his plane and prompted a return to Paris, CNN affiliate BFM-TV...
  • Sister of California governors transfers her sense of public service to municipal finance

    Sister of California governors transfers her sense of public service to municipal finance
    A Goldman Sachs executive was at a Chicago dinner party recently when a fellow guest, hearing she had just relocated from California, asked what she thought of the new governor there. The executive, Goldman's chairman of investment banking for the...
  • Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan

    Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan
    The long-shot prospect of taxpayer help to renovate Wrigley Field grew more remote Thursday, upended by revelations that the patriarch of the Chicago Cubs' ownership team had been offered a plan for using a super PAC to run racially tinged attack ads that...
  • This year will be different, but we'll always have 2008

    This year will be different, but we'll always have 2008
    I saved the newspapers from the week after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, and a few days ago I fished them out of the basket, hidden behind a living room chair, where they've gathered dust for the past four years. I leafed...