Michael Joseph Madigan can play it either way.
The more candidates who run, the harder it is to make the ballot—especially given the signature-challenge game.
Democratic Party bosses Luis Arroyo and Joe Berrios reveal their truce, bringing together a holy trinity of election law lawyers to try to kick a rookie state rep candidate off the ballot.
After flirting with Rahm’s campaign, a political maverick goes to work against him.
How a rag-tag team of Rickey Hendon, Frank Avila, and Andy Finko defeated Mayor Rahm’s attempt to knock Willie Wilson off the ballot
It’s great political theater at the board of elections as Mayor Rahm goes after an obscure mayoral candidate named Willie Wilson while Wilson goes after just about everybody else.
Look on the bright side, Chicago—the upcoming aldermanic elections give at least some of you a chance to undo the mistake you made in the last election.
The first step to toppling a mayor: getting on the ballot
The City Council passed a new fee on Dumpsters—without knowing who’s going to pay, who’s going to profit, and whose idea it was.
How the Democrats let Derrick Smith shoot them in the foot
Would-be assessor Joe Berrios doesn’t have to win over taxpayers. He just has to keep Forrest Claypool off the ballot.
Its nickname, “The Incumbent Alderman Protection Act,” tells you all you need to know about a proposed state law.
What’s Madigan’s man doing in Pilsen? Plus an update on independent Cuahutemoc Morfin’s fight to force a runoff against Danny Solis.