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The perils of looking too far out in the future when it comes to the economy are evident in a Chicago Tribune story that ran Nov. 8, 1928, two days after Herbert Hoover was elected to succeed fellow Republican Calvin Coolidge in the White House. "See...
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans kept hearing complaints from his judges about street gangs in their courtrooms using cellphones to photograph witnesses. "They're bold and they're brash," Evans told me the other day. "They think they can do it in...
Tags: Toni Preckwinkle, Witnesses, Judges, Criminals, Justice System
Here it's already April — the White Sox have opened the season to the victorious stylings of pitcher Chris Sale — and I'm way late in giving out the March Moutza of the Month. It could have been awarded Sunday, but that was Easter Sunday for...
There's good news for Illinois: we might be able to retire Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., two months earlier than expected. That doesn't sound like much, but more important than removing Burris — former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's controversial appointee...
Tags: Chicago, Judges, Justice System, Local Elections, Elections
Illinois Gov. William Daley. Get used to it. Because he wants it. And he's reaching for it. "I've thought about it before and I don't take it off the table," Daley told me in an interview on WLS-AM 890 on Wednesday as he sat for an hour talking...
My fellow taxpaying chumbolones. With only days before Tuesday's election — between a big-government Republican and a big-big-big-really-big-government Democrat — why don't we wrap things up? The dog that didn't bark Can President Barack...
Tags: Radio, Politics, Parties and Movements, Al Gore, George W. Bush
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire Republican businessman who wants to become governor of Illinois, sat down with me for an interview Thursday and dodged questions about same-sex marriage. It took about four tries to pin him down on where he stands, and...
With Tropical Storm Isaac threatening to turn into a hurricane and menace the Republican National Convention in Tampa early next week, Republicans must make a decision. They could just get sloshed on rum, margaritas and whiskey and ride out the storm...
When you mix royal Illinois political houses, ambition, jealousy and power, what do you get? A whiff of blood in the air over Madiganistan. Madiganistan, the state known to outsiders as Illinois, is ruled by the ruthless and all-powerful imp, House...
Tags: Primaries, John J Cullerton, Radio, Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner
This being Chicago, where political dynasties have their hands kissed by journalism and commerce, expect the following about former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, the former 7th Ward alderman: Lamentations for what might have been for...
Tags: Justice and Rights, Roseland, Bruce Lee, Politics, Civil Rights
It's been a terrible week, not a week to entertain, or be cute or flip about anything. But a Chicago Tribune event had been planned months ago for my readers at the beautiful campus at Elmhurst College on Tuesday. And so, bad week or no, I was going....
Tags: Radio, Elmhurst College, Entertainment, Flu, Barack Obama
Within seconds of McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre being appointed to preside over Illinois' political heater manslaughter case on Friday, you could almost hear her being "scrubbed." It's not about cleansing bubbles. Not in Illinois. "Scrubbing" is...
Tags: Primaries, Richard M. Daley, McHenry, Edward Vrdolyak, Politics
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