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  • Preckwinkle regrets saying Reagan deserves 'special place in hell'

    Preckwinkle regrets saying Reagan deserves 'special place in hell'
    — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday said former President Ronald Reagan deserves "a special place in hell" for his role in the war on drugs, but later she regretted what she called her "inflammatory" remark. The comment from...
  • Convention notebook: Illinois Republicans selling 'Fire Madigan' T-shirts, pet wear

    Convention notebook: Illinois Republicans selling 'Fire Madigan' T-shirts, pet wear
    The state’s Republican leaders have spent time trying to make longtime Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan a campaign issue this fall. On Monday, the state GOP handed out “Save Illinois, Fire Madigan” buttons and...
  • Chicago Forward: Windy City White House

    Chicago Forward: Windy City White House
    Let's discuss Chicago's role in presidential politics, as well as the stakes and the issues facing all of us in the 2012 election. As the GOP convention gets underway in Florida, we're preparing to talk more with you and with leaders on both sides of the...
  • New Panelists join our presidential forum next week

    New Panelists join our presidential forum next week
    We've added new panelists to next week's Chicago Forward: Windy City White House, a panel discussion that examines Chicago's role in presidential politics. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and nationally syndicated columnists Jonah Goldberg and Leonard Pitts Jr....
  • Windy City White House 2012

    Windy City White House 2012
    If reactions from the few hundred people in the audience at the Chicago Tribune's forum this week about the stakes of the 2012 presidential race were any guide, the election will pivot around how voters rank economic matters and social issues....
  • Marilyn Lemak speaks

     
    Stacy St. Clair reports on the first interview granted by Marilyn Lemak, 54, the Naperville woman who murdered her three children in March, 1999. Lemak, who is serving a life sentence at the Dwight Correctional Center, refused many requests for......
  • 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......
  • Must read: Rose on Berrios

     
    Below is an excerpt from Party loyalty? Matter of convenience for Berrios -- Lectures about crossing party line full of hypocrisy by Don Rose: Lectures about party loyalty are especially hypocritical coming from a guy like Berrios who twice jumped......
  • A little light reading on Election Day

     
    Highlights from FUNDING OUR FUTURE --Reforming Illinois Tax Policy (.pdf), an 84-page report released Friday by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability: (The) inability of the voting public to connect the taxes they pay to the services they demand......
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
  • The death penalty in Illinois, a partial chronology of modern events

     
    Eight years ago, Rob Warden, then as now the director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction at the Northwestern University School of Law, published the following timeline in the Tribune. The time to update it will be if and when,......
  • The can stops here -- Democrats' tax hike aims at ending years of game-playing in Springfield

     
    It was outrageous — cowardly and irresponsible, bordering on dishonest — what the governor and state lawmakers did on taxes and spending. I'm not talking about this week. I'm talking about the last two decades, during which elected officials of......