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Magicians call it misdirection. When the audience is distracted looking one way, the "magic" happens. Sometimes, politics is no different. The focus on pensions, gun permits, gambling and same-sex marriage during the just-finished General Assembly...
Seven infants were savagely murdered in Philadelphia by a serial killer, prosecutors say. But no one was there to weep for them, to grieve for the loss of what they might have been or to scream at the brutality. Those innocents were supposed to have been...
Tags: Health, Politics, Chicago Sun-Times, Social Issues, Abortion
Tribune reporterThe seven Republican governor candidates used a debate Wednesday night to try to distinguish themselves as the best to bring new leadership to Springfield, vowing to create jobs to counter Democratic calls to raise taxes. Little new ground was broken...
Tags: Jim Edgar, Illinois, Politics, Republican Party, U.S. Senate
Change of SubjectFormer Chicago journalist Chris Hayes is continuing his meteoric rise in the TV pundit world. Today he was named the host of MSNBC's nightly 7-8 p.m. (central time) shift being vacated by Ed Schultz. Hayes, 34, is now the host......
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers turned away from the federal corruption charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich and focused Thursday on other reasons to impeach him, highlighting a string of controversial policy moves as evidence of an autocratic and...
Tags: Health, Justice and Rights, Illinois, Politics, Netherlands
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Editorial Roundtable chicagotribune.com: Tribune deputy editorial page editor John McCormick and editorial board member...
How would you rate South Dakota's open records/open government laws? What information do you think should or should not be available? South Dakota ranked worst among all 50 states for open government in the Chicago-based Better Government...
Tags: Groton, Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice
Change of SubjectFor those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......
WGN News InvestigationsA joint investigation by WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine and the Better Government Association raises ethical questions about the head of the Cook County Ethics Board. Once a month, tucked away on the 30th floor of the County building, a group of men and...
Tags: Politics, WGN, Values, Cook County, Chicago
WGN NewsThe news came as a surprise. After 19 years on the Cook County Board of Ethics, the Chairman John Pikarski resigned just one day after WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine, and the Better Government Association raised questions about his own ethics. For nearly...
Tags: Cook County Government, Joseph Berrios, Politics, Elections, WGN
Clout StreetFederal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring. On...
WGN NewsThe 16,000 residents of south suburban Country Club Hills are struggling through this economy just like you are. Taxes are up, homes are for sale, some are in foreclosure. Yet a joint investigation by WGN-TV and the Better Government Association found the...
Tags: Broadway Theater, Television, African Americans, Politics, WGN
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