Bernina Mata’s attorneys say prosecutors used homophobic rhetoric to secure a death sentence in 1999. Now they’re asking the governor to set her free.
Lou Della Evans-Reid spent nearly 40 years as minister of music for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, but even at age 89 this gospel trailblazer isn’t done spreading the good news.
A second term by our current governor would feature more of the same thing: union bashing, budget slashing, school privatization, etc.
The animosity between Illinois’s largest city and its smaller towns is almost as old as the state itself.
The state comptroller is no one’s “mini-me.”
Also, independent journalist Jamie Kalven sues the CPD for refusing to release the Laquan McDonald police misconduct records.
Also, even former governor George Ryan thinks the state budget impasse is a disaster.
Amid charges of intimidation and Ebola fear-mongering, the bitter race for governor is likely to be determined by turnout in Chicago.
A few things you should know about Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner
Incumbent governors usually win reelection when jobs numbers are improving—which bodes well for Pat Quinn.
As the Anthony Porter murder case gets a second look, here’s some background reading
How city leaders reacted to some of the most notorious outbreaks of violence over the last two decades
With a pardon at stake, two wrongful convictions in a double murder case get the reverse spin.
How the Democrats let Derrick Smith shoot them in the foot
One of the great ongoing charades in Chicago politics unfolded earlier this week. On Wednesday, Mayor Emanuel unveiled his 2012 budget, boasting that he had not raised the property tax. And then on Thursday, Cook County clerk David Orr released his annual TIF report, which shows that city property taxpayers paid an extra $510 million […]