Billionaire Ken Griffin is Illinois’s biggest political benefactor. But what are his donations doing to democracy?
A lottery will determine whether Kennedy, Biss, or Pritzker’s name is first on the gubernatorial primary ballot, and other Chicago news
Also, Toni Preckwinkle vows to play hardball against challengers.
Emanuel: Chicago will ‘learn something’ from Manhattan terror attack, and other news
Also, the Obamas would rather have a conversation with fans than take a selfie.
Emanuel proposes ride-sharing fee increases, 911 phone tax increases in 2018 budget, and other Chicago news
Also, CTU president Karen Lewis is recovering from a stroke in the hospital.
New use-of-force policy bans cops from shooting fleeing suspects unless there’s an imminent threat, and other Chicago news
Also, Ari Emanuel has reportedly never directly donated money to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political campaigns.
Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Governor Bruce Rauner continue battle over finances, and other Chicago news
Also, federal authorities aren’t prosecuting as many gun cases in Chicago as they are in other cities.
Blagojevich is appealing his prison sentence again, and other Chicago news
Also, a few police officers have reportedly received subpoenas from the Laquan McDonald investigation grand jury.
Rauner attacks Madigan’s clout while his pals benefit from it
Donors to the governor get help from the speaker’s property tax game.
Wealthy donors give Mayor Rahm $1 million worth of love
A political action committee for Mayor Emanuel rakes in the cash.
How Bruce Rauner used a legal loophole to get a $2.5 million campaign donation
The story behind Bruce Rauner’s $2.5 million campaign donation
In the mayoral money race, wealthy donors keep Rahm in a league of his own
Toni Preckwinkle and other potential challengers lag far behind Emanuel in raising money.
Bhopal bests Bilbo, and the rest of this week’s movies
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue