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  • For Illinois Republicans, the gloom settles in

    For Illinois Republicans, the gloom settles in
    A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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....
  • Hefty payouts, but few regrets

    Hefty payouts, but few regrets
    Former Sen. Art Berman will draw a state legislative pension of $209,520 this year, highest among his peers and more than three times what he made as a lawmaker. Former state Rep. Judy Erwin will collect $167,523, a pension spiked by a high-paying...
  • Maggie Daley 1943-2011: Chicago's longtime first lady

    Maggie Daley 1943-2011: Chicago's longtime first lady
    Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children's issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family's privacy during 22 years as Chicago's first lady, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, more than nine years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer....
  • Longtime power broker faces trial in Blagojevich scandal

    Longtime power broker faces trial in Blagojevich scandal
    William Cellini's influence behind the scenes in Illinois politics and government has grown over four decades as he turned contacts and access into contracts and cash with a reach that left some envious and others awed. He has arguably been the most...
  • Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor

    Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor
    April 4, 1989: Elected mayor over Timothy Evans with 55.4 percent of the vote. April 24, 1989: Inaugurated as Chicago's 45th mayor, Daley pledges in his inaugural address to justify voters' confidence in his "common sense" style of leadership. He also...
  • Prosecutors focus on Cellini's connections

    Prosecutors focus on Cellini's connections
    Prosecutors stepped back in time Thursday at the federal trial of William Cellini to show how they believe the political insider for years cozied up to Illinois governors and wielded influence with key decision-makers in state government. During the...
  • Insider Cellini convicted on corruption charges

    Insider Cellini convicted on corruption charges
    William Cellini, Illinois' ultimate political insider who for more than four decades worked quietly behind the scenes to amass wealth and power, was convicted Tuesday for joining an age-old conspiracy scheme that demanded campaign cash for access. A...