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Todd H. Stroger

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  • The busybody is in: Advice politicians don't want to hear

    The busybody is in: Advice politicians don't want to hear
    Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist . Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic state Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the...
  • Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year

    Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year
    Cook County’s budget gap for next year is pegged at $152 million and Board President Toni Preckwinkle once again isn’t ruling out tax or fee increases to fill the hole. There are, however, a pair of specific tax hikes that Preckwinkle says...
  • Divorce court weds power and privacy

    Divorce court weds power and privacy
    J.F.'s marriage was crumbling in 2010, but he didn't want that public. J.F. is a well-known Chicago politician, and when he and his wife ended up in divorce court, he asked that their names be kept secret to avoid a “media frenzy.” Despite...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe

    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
  • New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
  • Dithering Dems give hope to indicted candidate

     
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson’s bid for state representative. For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson (right), a lifelong Democrat,...
  • Preckwinkle 'making a serious mistake' in not backing Tyson

     
    Rich Miller: (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle is making a serious mistake here. (Former Todd Stroger chief of staff Lance) Tyson tried to do right in that office. He took the job thinking he could help. Some folks, myself......
  • Why are leading Dems neutral in Derrick Smith race?

     
    Carol Marin today notes with dismay that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other Democrats are remaining neutral in the 10th District state rep race between indicted former incumbent Derrick Smith and...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM 91.5) Host Rick Kogan talks about the week's two hottest stories -- school closings and......
  • Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The tax on pack of smokes would rise by a buck in Cook County next year, which would leave Chicago with the second-highest per-pack tax in the nation, under County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's new budget proposal. Preckwinkle, who is presenting her...
  • Toni Preckwinkle's chief of staff to depart

    Toni Preckwinkle's chief of staff to depart
    Kurt Summers Jr., chief of staff to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, will leave his post in early November to join Chicago-based investment firm Grosvenor Capital Management as senior vice president, Summers said in an interview this week. The...
  • 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...