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South Bend TribunePLYMOUTH -- In the past 35 years, only two Democrats have been elected to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. Both of them have the same last name: Bayh. Evan Bayh was Indiana's governor from 1989 to 1997 and a senator from 1999 to 2011. His father,...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, William D. Burns, John Arena, Values, Ethics
The century-old gray office building may not look like much — its owner says it can be hard to rent — but it has become a central meeting place for private interests and public money. The Summit building's owner is state Sen. Steven Landek....
Obama's Chicago fundraising gets boost from LGBT community, as volunteers bring in large bundles of donationsChicago Tribune reportersEven before President Barack Obama voiced support for same-sex marriage, his re-election campaign was successfully tapping into the wealth of the gay and lesbian community in Chicago and across the country. Four of Obama's top fundraisers, who together...
Tags: U.S. Senate, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Finance, Wrigley Field
Change of SubjectWith one metaphorical, magical swing of his gavel, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, recently turned 96 hours into 48 hours and — zim zalla bim! — made a potential embarrassment for Mayor Rahm Emanuel disappear. Here’s the play-by-play: Several...
Fredric N. Tulsky and John Sullivan, Medill WatchdogWith every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout. Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...
WGN NEWSNearly 25 percent of Chicago's roughly one million voters will soon find themselves in new wards. The changes come after the City Council redrew the boundaries back in January. People will find out their new wards when their voter registration...
Tags: Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Local Government, Politics, Elections
An upcoming book about Rod Blagojevich says undercover recordings caught the former governor saying he had heard that convicted influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko secretly channeled $25,000 in cash to Barack Obama, but federal authorities did not...
WGN NewsFormer Cook County commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago alderman Ambrosio Medrano have been arrested on bribery charges. Moreno, who was first elected to the County Board in 1994 but lost re-election in 2010, entered court looking very...
Tribune reportersFormer Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano have been charged with bribery, federal officials said today. Moreno, who was first elected to the County Board in 1994 but lost re-election in 2010, was charged...
RedEye Sound BoardThe Mynabirds singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn doesn’t believe in guilty pleasures. She has her opinions, and she’s not ashamed. On that note, she says with a laugh: Her favorite movie is “The Neverending Story.” “It’...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today threw his support behind a plan to ask voters if the city should try to negotiate cheaper electric rates for residents and small retailers. The question seems likely to appear on the November ballot. Two of the City Council&...
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