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There he was outside his Chicago bungalow Wednesday, well-coiffed and determined to star in his own crazed fantasy, the Prisoner of Zenda giving us the long goodbye. Rod Blagojevich, convicted former governor of Illinois, leaves us as Gov. Dead Meat...
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In sentencing the second consecutive Illinois governor to prison on political corruption charges on Wednesday, federal Judge James Zagel prodded the people of this corrupt state to reclaim their birthright. He spoke of public trust and public cynicism,...
Change of SubjectIs it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to. This memorable sentiment, penned in April 2000, by former Reagan administration speechwriter Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal column, has long served as the inspiration for my...
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......
Change of SubjectThen -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
Clout StPosted by Cynthia Dizikes and Hal Dardick at 7:50 p.m.; updated at 9:07 p.m. Ald. Bernard Stone, the second-longest-serving Chicago City Council member, conceded defeat tonight to challenger Debra Silverstein in the 50th Ward contest. With 84 percent of...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 10:50 a.m. An influential group of aldermen today proposed an ordinance that would require all cell phones sold in Chicago to include a feature allowing parents to block their children from texting while driving. The......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at 7:10 p.m. A majority of Chicago aldermen have agreed with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on a City Council committee structure that would weaken the influence of Ald. Edward Burke, 14th. Under the new structure outlined today......
Aldermen, have your heads stopped spinning over all the details in that McCormick Place/Navy Pier megadeal announced Thursday? If so, we have some questions for you. No, not about that megadeal. About the last megadeal. The one on revising the parking...
In the cold light of day, the 2008 contract between the city of Chicago and Chicago Parking Meters LLC looks a lot like a $1.2 billion payday loan. That's the apt observation of freshman Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, as the City Council prepares to vote on...
Tribune reportersThe Chicago Cubs will be allowed to play as many as 46 night games at Wrigley Field starting next year under a proposal introduced to the City Council on Wednesday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th. The proposal seeks to increase the...
Lenders that repossess rental buildings in Chicago — or anyone who buys a rental building at a court-ordered foreclosure auction — would have to pay tenants $12,000 per unit to move or offer them rent-controlled extended leases until the...
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