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Tribune reporterLawyers for a man who spent more than two decades in prison after Chicago police allegedly used torture to extract a false confession are asking a federal judge to force former Mayor Richard Daley to provide testimony in the lawsuit he has filed against...
Tags: Chicago Mayor, Judges, Jon Burge, Prisons, Justice System
On the wall outside her front door, Kathy Cummings proudly displays the plaque she received in 2004 for her natural garden. Accompanied by a picture of her front yard, the plaque, presented by the city of Chicago, congratulates Cummings for winning...
Tom Ricketts might not believe it or care, but I’m with him on this one. Let him run his business like a business, and he won’t ask the city, county or state for a dime to help the Cubs fix up Wrigley Field. Deal. During the Cubs...
Jane Love can finally put her ambulance ride on July 9, 2011, behind her. Earlier this month, the Arlington Heights resident received a check from the city of Chicago for $868.50 — reimbursing her after a billing glitch similar to those...
The fight over Kathy Cummings' front yard is not over yet. The West Town neighborhood resident, once awarded by former Mayor Richard Daley for her natural garden, was featured in the Dec. 30 column after the city fined her $640 for violating Chicago's...
Tags: West Town, Rogers Park
Los Angeles is an underachieving city led in recent decades by a succession of underachieving mayors — people who came in with big dreams or big talk but soon got bored with the day-to-day task of steering a municipality. Voters don't get to conduct...
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...
Chicago Tribune reporterThe death of Chicago's first black mayor was marked by tears of sorrow, words of praise — and down-and-dirty politicking. A few days after Harold Washington had a fatal heart attack in his City Hall office, 25 years ago Nov. 25, a Tribune reporter...
Tags: Richard F. Mell, Elections, Chicago Elections, Primaries, Racism
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
Clout StreetNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
Change of SubjectSome highlights from the list. 1 Rahm Emanuel 2 Michael Madigan 8 Toni Preckwinkle 10 David Axelrod 13 Dick Durbin 15 Sam Zell 20 Lisa Madigan 22 Ed Burke 24 Karen Lewis 30 Garry McCarthy 37 Cardinal Francis George 45......
Paul GreenbergFirst, the good parts. They stood out. Indeed, the president's general tone Tuesday night, despite the reflexive class warfare here and there, was much less fast and furious than his re-inaugural address -- as if now he wanted to work with the...
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