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  • Primary over, Democrats move to oust lawmaker charged with bribery

    Primary over, Democrats move to oust lawmaker charged with bribery
    Gov. Pat Quinn and other leading Democrats called today for the resignation of a state lawmaker from Chicago who won a House primary one week after being arrested on federal bribery charges. The growing pressure on state Rep. Derrick Smith contrasts with...
  • Alderman's girlfriend among finalists to challenge indicted lawmaker

    Alderman's girlfriend among finalists to challenge indicted lawmaker
    West Side Democratic leaders were unable to reach consensus Tuesday on a challenger to indicted Rep. Derrick Smith, but among the three finalists is the girlfriend of 28th Ward Ald. Jason Ervin. Democratic committeemen will reconvene Wednesday to make...
  • Legislative scholarships flowed to top union lobbyist's kids

    Legislative scholarships flowed to top union lobbyist's kids
    — Steven Preckwinkle's one day of subbing became a symbol of Illinois' troubled pension system after that work qualified him for significant state teacher retirement benefits. The political director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers can base...
  • Panel picks former Stroger aide to run against indicted state lawmaker

    Panel picks former Stroger aide to run against indicted state lawmaker
    West Side Democratic leaders today picked a onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to run against indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith this fall. The panel chose attorney Lance Tyson, who once worked for Stroger, over Chicago Police...
  • Quinn signs legislative scholarships ban amid subpoena against lawmaker

    Quinn signs legislative scholarships ban amid subpoena against lawmaker
    Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a bill to kill the long-abused legislative scholarship program. "Instead of scholarships going to those who truly deserve them and qualify for scholarships to go to college, too often the program was abused in a...
  • Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds

    Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds
    Federal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring. On...
  • Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.

    Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.
    Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union leader and other connected applicants, a Tribune investigation has found. The first broad analysis of who...
  • State lawmaker charged with bribery cruises to primary victory

    State lawmaker charged with bribery cruises to primary victory
    A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs. Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
  • Theis wins Democratic nomination for full Supreme Court term

    Theis wins Democratic nomination for full Supreme Court term
    Propelled by support from top Democrats including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis easily won the party’s nomination for a 10-year term on the high court Tuesday, topping her two closest challengers by...
  • Dorothy Brown on way to fourth term as Cook County court clerk

    Dorothy Brown on way to fourth term as Cook County court clerk
    Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has opened up a big lead tonight against Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz in the Democratic primary. Brown had 66 percent of the vote while Munoz had 34 percent, with 72 percent of the precincts counted....
  • Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction

    Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction
    As a candidate and as governor, Rod Blagojevich loved to toss around the word "corrupt" as he heaped scorn on the business-as-usual nature of Illinois politics. So his reaction to the 2006 conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan, was totally in...
  • Tweets take their (expletive) place among city's rich literary tradition

    Tweets take their (expletive) place among city's rich literary tradition
    Olivia Clemens, Mark Twain's wife, once tried to shock her husband out of his habit of profane tirades by repeating one to him verbatim. Bemused, he replied that he hoped he didn't sound like that because, "You got the words right, Livy, but you don't...