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  • Council tactician Mell bowing out after nearly 4 decades

    Council tactician Mell bowing out after nearly 4 decades
    Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
  • Scrappy alderman looks back with pride

    Scrappy alderman looks back with pride
    Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, first elected to represent his Northwest Side ward in 1975, is an unabashed believer in political patronage and charismatic leader of one of the city's most powerful Democratic organizations — an operation he hopes to...
  • Chicago voter registration down compared with 2008, election officials say

     Chicago voter registration down compared with 2008, election officials say
    The hometown buzz among young voters surrounding President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign isn't as strong this time out, if Chicago voter registration is any indication. There are 138,000 fewer people signed up to vote in the 18-to-34-year-old group than...
  • 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....
  • Couple in 1st Cook County wedding of year

    Couple in 1st Cook County wedding of year
    Stephen Pyo and Angela Marie McKinney got the first wedding license of 2013 in Cook County today, and then were married by Cook County Clerk David Orr in his office in Chicago. Since 1991, Orr has married the couple who obtains the first marriage license...
  • Car found in fatal hit-and-run, driver still at large

    Car found in fatal hit-and-run, driver still at large
    Police continue to search for the driver of a navy blue Volkswagen Beetle that hit and killed a leader in the Tibetan community and injured the man’s brother in law as they crossed a street in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. Tsering Dorjee had...
  • Father of 3 killed in hit-and-run

    Father of 3 killed in hit-and-run
    Chicago police are looking for a driver who struck and killed an employee with the Cook County Clerk's Office and injured another man in West Rogers Park. A dark blue Volkswagen Beetle hit both men while they crossed the street on the 6400 block of N....
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  9:35 a.m.  Mike McConnell finds out about the new trend in vacations, political tours! One group just left Ohio! He'll talk to the group leader.    12 - 3 p.m.  John Williams 12:05...
  • Early voting strong in Chicago area

    Early voting strong in Chicago area
    Turnout for Tuesday's election in the Chicago area should be strong, if early voting is any indication. Illinois is not a swing state, but Cook County Clerk David Orr says voters are fired up. Orr says 20 percent of voters in suburban Cook County voted...
  • New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Chicago

    New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Chicago
    The Chicago elections website was non-functioning most of the day today, adding to the confusion among voters who didn't realize their polling sites had changed. The Chicago Board of Elections website, which voters could use to check where to vote,...
  • Cook County needs bilingual election judges

    Cook County Clerk David Orr is recruiting about 75 bilingual election judges who are fluent in English and Spanish to work in suburban Cook County precincts for the March 20, 2012 Presidential Primary Election. "Bilingual election judges help citizens...
  • Cook County Board meetings to be live-streamed starting Tuesday

    Cook County Board meetings to be live-streamed starting Tuesday
    Cook County commissioners have been known to yell and even curse at each other over the years, and the public now will get a chance to watch online as meetings unfold. The proceedings have been a bit calmer under Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who...