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James Meeks

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  • Time to go on the record! Fill out the Change of Subject prediction survey for 2011

     
    What will happen in the Chicago mayor's race? What's the outlook in court for Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson? Will we get a state income tax hike and casinos in Chicago? What will 2011 hold for health-insurance reform, gay marriage......
  • Emanuel will be No. 1

     
    Assuming withdrawing Chicago mayoral candidate Danny Davis gets all the proper paperwork to the Chicago Board of Elections quickly, his name will be removed from the ballot and all the other candidates will move up one spot. The new order......
  • Braun continues to unite voters

     
    On Clout Street, Dave Heinzmann reports: [At a news conference this morning, mayoral candidate Carol Moseley] Braun said she has been transparent about her finances. When reporter questions persisted, a campaign aide put his hand over the reporter's voice...
  • Are there adults in the room? --Mayoral candidates shy from adult conversation on sales taxes

     
    Find background information and related links on this topic here What was Rahm Emanuel thinking? At a news conference last month, the mayoral candidate called for a change in how we collect sales taxes: lower the overall rate, but broaden......
  • Tomorrow's question today: Where does Chicago's African-American political establishment go from here?

     
    Post moved up for visibility Rich Miller expands in advance on what is bound to be one of the major post-mortem stories of this election: The Old School African-American leadership was behind the choice of (Carol Moseley) Braun. Nationally, three......
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
  • From the White House to the Windy City

    From the White House to the Windy City
    Rahm Emanuel officially announced Saturday what everyone has known since he quit his job as White House chief of staff, hugged President Barack Obama and returned to Chicago: He's in. To the surprise of no one, Emanuel, who has long talked about his...
  • WGN-TV To Host Televised Mayoral Debate Jan. 27 at WGN-TV Studios with Chicago Tribune and City Club of Chicago

    WGN-TV To Host Televised Mayoral Debate Jan. 27 at WGN-TV Studios with Chicago Tribune and City Club of Chicago
    WGN-TV, with the Chicago Tribune and City Club of Chicago, will be hosting a live broadcast of a major mayoral debate from its north side studio, Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 7 p.m. Confirmed participants are candidates (in alphabetical order) Gery...
  • Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1

    Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1
    On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect. Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include: - Toll hike - Electronics...
  • Chicago Forward: Education (Coming Sept. 13)

    Chicago Forward: Education (Coming Sept. 13)
    Our Sept. 13 public affairs forum, Chicago Forward: Education, is just around the corner. Dedicated members of Trib Nation will recall we hosted one of these forums a year ago, and I'll include a link to that forum in this post. This year's Chicago...
  • Protest at Riverdale shop calls for stricter gun laws

    They came Saturday carrying photographs of their sons and daughters who were murdered with guns. Some wore the children's pictures on T-shirts or lapel buttons. Rev. Jesse Jackson led them, almost 200 people in south suburban Riverdale, with rhetorical...
  • Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been removed from office

    Sweeping aside six years of scandal and crippling political infighting with a historic impeachment vote, the state Senate on Thursday ousted one governor for abusing his power and anointed another who built his political career around having no power at...