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The SwampBy Laura Olson Four Illinois House Democrats voted against the economic bailout proposal,citing a lack of protections for homeowners and of stricter regulations to prevent a similar incident in the future. Five Illinois Republicans also voted against it....
The Swampby James Oliphant The prospect of a general election to select Illinois next senator has added some new potential candidates to the mix, ones who have not been involved in the Blagojevich scandal. On the Republican side, Rep. Mark Kirk,......
The Swampby Mike Dorning Former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris and Senate Democratic leaders determined to block his seating in the U.S. Senate plan to sit down Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol for a face-to-face meeting. Aides to Senate Majority Leader......
Tags: Ethics, Upper House, Executive Branch, Lisa Madigan, Harry Reid
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama is likely to sign that $410-billion "omnibus spending bill'' laden with the "earmarks'' that the new president says he is determined to block from now on - so says Rahm Emanuel, the president's chief......
The Swampby James Oliphant Want to know cut through the press-release rhetoric and determine how conservative or liberal your member of Congress really is? National Journal, a must-read for the inside-the-Beltway types, has released its annual rankings of House...
WGN News ReporterPornographic images online have long provided moral and ethical debate. But here's a new twist: what happens when those images are being viewed in a public place...like the library? As shocking as it sounds, library patrons are using public library...
Tribune staff reportersIt took a convincing message and a sizable dose of sincerity for a candidate to get John Stidwell out in the snow at 5 a.m. to plant campaign signs. But there he was before daylight on Election Day, outside Circle Urban Ministries on the West Side...
Tags: White House, U.S. Senate, Minority Groups, Election Day, Hawaii
The city's search to affix responsibility for the deaths of 21 people in a South Side nightclub has centered on a son of one of Chicago's most prominent African-American families and a street savvy entrepreneur who served prison time for manslaughter....
Tribune staff reportersAs President Bush declared that he would allow one more day for diplomacy to avert a war with Iraq, a colorful crowd of thousands jammed Daley Plaza Sunday to sing, shout and chant against a U.S.-led invasion. It was Chicago's contribution in a worldwide...
Tags: Ethics, Iraq, Joan Baez, U.S. Military, George W. Bush
The Chicago TribuneWhile the Electoral College has been little more than an obscure footnote in most presidential elections, this time it has provoked a wave of calls for its reform or outright abolition. And among those calling for an end to the Electoral College are...
ChicagoSports.comWelcome everyone. As tradition dictates, we here at ChicagoSports.com always drop everything to bring our loyal readers every detail of every Carlos Zambrano start. He just happens to be the starting pitcher today for the latest edition of the Cubs-...
Tribune staff reporterWhen Mayor Harold Washington collapsed at his desk and died last November, he left a political and spiritual vacuum in Chicago`s black community that has created the current, informal and furious power struggle among those who would succeed him. This...
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