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  • Union group ends Rauner TV attack ads

    Union group ends Rauner TV attack ads
    A union-backed political action committee that had run a month of television campaign ads critical of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday it was ending its TV blitz against the front-runner.  But several of the public unions involved...
  • Support Kirk Dillard

    The Tribune’s March 13 editorial, “Why are Illinois unions spending so much on a GOP race?” answers its own question. Teachers and other public employees, like all citizens, have a keen interest in the outcome of this election. While...
  • Republican Sen. Dillard kicks off campaign for Illinois governor

    Republican Sen. Dillard kicks off campaign for Illinois governor
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard made official today his second consecutive bid for the Republican nomination for governor, blasting Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for what he called a lack of leadership on key issues. Speaking outside the Lakeview home where he...
  • Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair

    Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD -- Out-of-power Republicans rolled out four candidates for governor at an Illinois State Fair rally Thursday that focused on regaining relevance by taking back the state's top job. The contenders come with resumes as varied as the flavors of...
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position

    GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position
    Ask any of the four Republican governor candidates why they're running, and they'll quickly tick off a list of Illinois' perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's Democratic legislative leadership. Dig a bit deeper and they'll each cite the...
  • Ed Duffy, 1945-2014

     Ed Duffy, 1945-2014
    Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy. He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
  • Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat

    Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat
    Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback. While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...
  • Daley decision shakes up governor race

     Daley decision shakes up governor race
    Democrat Bill Daley's decision to quit the governor's race provided a measure of clarity Tuesday for both political parties heading into the 2014 elections. Democrats get a measure of unity, no longer having to worry about significant primary contests...
  • Can we afford to buy some new cliches?

     
    From our story today on the agreement between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to hire nearly 500 new teachers to work in the longer school day: (Mayor Rahm) Emanuel could not say where that money will......
  • 'Straight shooter' Dawn Clark Netsch dies at 86

    'Straight shooter' Dawn Clark Netsch dies at 86
    As word spread that her health was worsening, Dawn Clark Netsch got a call last week from an old colleague in politics. It was Saul Shorr, the media consultant who made a famous campaign ad of Netsch winning a game of eight ball to sell her image as a...
  • Push is on for law to create driver's license for illegal immigrants

    Push is on for law to create driver's license for illegal immigrants
    Gov. Pat Quinn, Senate President John Cullerton and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today they will push the state legislature to once again try to pass a measure creating a special driver’s license for illegal immigrants. This time, the Democrats who...
  • Illinois Republican chairman under fire for pro-gay marriage stance

    Illinois Republican chairman under fire for pro-gay marriage stance
    Illinois Republican Party leaders are scheduled to gather behind closed doors Saturday to discuss the fate of state GOP Chairman Pat Brady following his endorsement of same-sex marriage. But it’s unclear whether the Republican State Central...