Despite his many flaws, Michael Madigan was one of the few Democrats in Illinois with the guts to stand up to the Rauners & Griffins.
Tag: Ken Dunkin
Republicans attack Dems for sex harassment—even as they worship Trump
Rauner is demanding that onetime ally Ken Dunkin resign from the Water Reclamation District seat he just gave him.
How Dems in red states can fight off Trump’s vicious attacks
Let’s hope voters in states from North Dakota to West Virginia appreciate senatorial independence from Trump.
State rep candidate Dilara Sayeed wants you to see her
The former Naperville teacher campaigns as a “bridge builder” in Chicago’s richest and poorest neighborhoods.
Cook County soda tax could lead to Illinois losing $87 million in funding for food stamps, and other Chicago news
Also, Chicago just sent comedian Rachel Dratch a ticket for a 1997 parking violation.
Money from the Chicago Skyway sale will fund property tax rebate, and other news
Also, don’t expect to see Lady Gaga roaming around town anytime soon.
Quiet in the City Council, Marty Quinn is Madigan’s behind-the-scenes muscle
The 13th Ward alderman has run some of the house speaker’s most formidable campaigns.
The Illinois primary’s biggest loser was Mayor Rahm Emanuel
How the Rahm factor played a role in Tuesday’s primary
President Obama rides to Mike Madigan’s rescue
If the president’s endorsement helps Juliana Stratton beat Ken Dunkin, the biggest losers will be Governor Rauner—and me.
Struggling Chicago State is the most visible pawn in Illinois’s budget standoff
And an unlikely leader in the debate over higher-education funding.
In Illinois’s Democratic primaries, it’s the governor, stupid
Duh, challengers should be running against the most unpopular politician in Chicago not named Rahm.
Give thanks this election season—for the Illinois Racing Form
Check out the exhaustive guide to the legislative races from the folks behind Aldertrack.
Did Rahm live up to his campaign promises on public safety?
By blaming legislators for weak gun laws, Mayor Emanuel has ducked questions about his policing strategies.
2014 in politics: Our fourth annual awards for political achievement
Recognizing the noteworthy and the dubious
accomplishments of our leaders
Police chief: Time to trade the war on drugs for a war on guns
Garry McCarthy again calls for tougher sentences for gun offenders.