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The Swampby Frank James Sen. Roland Burris seems to be at odds with Sen. Roland Burris. At his City Club of Chicago appearance today, he actually said "I have nothing to hide and I will be transparent..." Moments later, he......
The Swampby Mike Dorning North Shore Republican Rep. Mark Kirk, who has been contemplating a costly run for the U.S. Senate or governor, reported today that he has built up a campaign warchest of more than $1 million. Kirk raised more......
Hearing Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts publicly threaten to move the team out of Wrigley Field for the first time Wednesday if his restoration plan meets resistance immediately raised an obvious question. What took so long? Ricketts told the City Club...
If Cubs owner Tom Ricketts actually made good on his threat to leave Wrigley Field for a more baseball-friendly neighborhood, what would be the best use of the site at Clark and Addison? My plan? Flatten and grade it, then enclose it in cyclone fence and...
J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire venture capitalist whose family founded the Hyatt hotel chain, called on corporations to work more closely with startups and become more familiar with the city's growing technology sector. "By definition, startups are...
I'd like to wish Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez a happy first anniversary on the announcement of her Conviction Integrity Unit, a task force created to re-examine controversial cases where plausible claims of wrongful conviction have been...
Tags: Lawyers, Trials, Justice System, Anita Alvarez, Prosecution
Chicago's taxicab owners, led by business partners Pat Corrigan and Michael Levine, are throwing everything they can at a technology startup called Uber. The app is disrupting the taxi industry nationwide by allowing people to directly hail cabs or town...
Change of SubjectI’d like to wish Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez a happy first anniversary on the announcement of her Conviction Integrity Unit, a task force created to re-examine controversial cases where plausible claims of wrongful conviction...
Change of SubjectToday at the City Club of Chicago's Public Policy Luncheon featuring the 2012 election insights of my colleagues, Clarence Page, Rick Pearson and Bruce Dold, moderator Paul Green made an offhand reference to "beating the goddamn drum." Into the silence......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at 6:10 p.m. Ald. Brendan Reilly sounded a bit like a mayoral candidate Monday, offering ways to cut city spending as Chicago faces a record budget deficit. But Reilly, whose 42nd Ward includes most of downtown,......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at 11:40 a.m.; last updated at 4:52 p.m. with Fioretti speech A Near West alderman who was thinking about challenging Mayor Richard Daley is now gathering signatures to get on the ballot in February's wide-open mayoral......
Clout StUPDATE at 9:25 p.m. by Rick Pearson and Oscar Avila Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk acted amicably at the beginning and end of their last debate in the U.S. Senate campaign Wednesday, but filled the rest of the......
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