Also, more than 1,000 people turned out for Kenneka Jenkins’s funeral.
By appointing Bill Daley to his transition team, Governor-elect Rauner didn’t take long to demonstrate that it’s business as usual in the state of Illinois.
In his first press conference since being elected, Bruce Rauner names long-time insiders to his transition team but reveals little about his plans in office.
Words I never thought I’d say—on the bright side, Speaker Madigan held on to his veto-proof majority.
Amid charges of intimidation and Ebola fear-mongering, the bitter race for governor is likely to be determined by turnout in Chicago.
In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
A more exciting way to choose the next mayor
James Meeks says the darndest things.
Emanuel and Meeks offer their promises for a Chicago too good to be true
Mayoral kickoff weekend festapalooza.
Rahm’s novel campaign strategy
Ten to watch, even as they demur
Most of us would agree that it’s great news—that it’s about-freaking-time news—when the city announces it’s forged a deal to bring a supermarket to a longtime food desert in Roseland. Many of us might also wonder if it should have taken less than ten years and cost less than $3 million in taxpayer money.
The news you might’ve missed: while James Meeks floated another school funding proposal, former city clerk James Laski weighed in on the president’s reform credentials.
He won’t confirm he’s “Senate Candidate 5,” but Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. makes it clear he’d really like to join the world’s most exclusive club.