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Clout StreetDemocratic ward and township bosses today chose Stanley Moore to succeed convicted former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers despite Moore's $3,000 fine for allegedly campaigning while on the taxpayer dime at his state job. The selection by party...
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
Change of SubjectTranscript: Flash back to the mid 1990s and ask —who are the most prominent African American politicians in Illinois? Jesse White, Roland Burris, Danny Davis, Tim Evans, Bobby Rush, Carol Mosley Braun, Emil Jones, John Stroger and the up and......
Keeping a pledge he made last spring, Sen. Mark Kirk climbed the Capitol steps on Thursday to mark his return almost a year after suffering a major stroke. The 53-year-old Republican from Illinois was greeted by two top Democrats: Vice President Joe...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tim Scott, a freshman tea party Republican, will become South Carolina's first black senator, Gov. Nikki Haley, announced Monday, appointing the congressman to fill the seat left vacant by Jim DeMint. "It is a great day for South...
CNNCHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health." Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several...
Tribune reportersUnder increasing pressure from top Democrats to disclose what's kept Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. off the job for more than a month, the congressman's office issued a statement Wednesday saying he is being treated for a "mood disorder" at an inpatient center....
Change of SubjectI know, I know. Woulda, coulda, shoulda … But ask yourself: What if, back in early 2002, then-Mayor Richard Daley had shown a bit of loyalty, leadership and courage during the Democratic primary race for governor? He very well could......
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are wounded rivals running neck and neck for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. After a bruising summer of controversies, both major party...
To Eric, from Dennis: Those are some awful ads that both Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are airing in their campaigns to fill Roland Burris' Senate seat. Simple-minded, mendacious, nerve-racking. Nothing so bad, mind you, as the...
There's good news for Illinois: we might be able to retire Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., two months earlier than expected. That doesn't sound like much, but more important than removing Burris — former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's controversial appointee...
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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption trial will feature prosecutors feeding voters a steady reminder of the worst elements of Illinois' political culture — allegations that money, insider influence and personal interest drive public...
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