Alderperson Matt Martin boldly tries to go where few have gone before.
Also, a GOP state senator has reportedly been encouraged to run against Rauner in the 2018 gubernatorial primary.
Also, Ed “Fast Eddie” Vrdolyak is indicted for allegedly not paying income taxes on money he earned from brokering tobacco settlements.
Mayoral toady Pat O’Connor has a spirited challenger in Dianne Daleiden.
Cook County clerk David Orr’s reform proposals have been irritating mayors for 35 years.
On gunfire victims as heroes, and other media matters
If you’re looking for Chris Chandler, seek the barricades.
Chicago aldermen have ranged from the corrupt and the racist to the gallant mavericks
In city council meetings, Chicago’s mayor once had to contend with a fierce opposition
Carol Marin can’t explain Cook County justice to a woman whose son is in prison. Perhaps her daughter, a criminal judge, can.
The media pundits believed that Council Wars was the fight of Harold Washington’s political life. But a truer test of his skill was the balancing act he had to perform to keep his diverse coalition together–to ensure that each of its disparate elements s
A snapshot from a 1986 meeting of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee