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So far, almost all of Chicago's top Democratic donors have abstained from giving to Priorities USA Action, the leading super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. According to records released late Thursday, only a half-dozen or...
Tribune reportersChicago Public Schools students will miss a seventh day of classes Tuesday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attempt to get the courts to quickly end the teachers strike did not produce immediate results. Instead, a judge opted to hear arguments on the mayor's...
Just above the cash register at Sam's Auto Service, the owner has taped up a photo of his elderly father, a snapshot of his granddaughter and his property tax bills. Owner Bassam Shaheen knows it may seem odd to tape up an old $53,000 annual tax bill....
Tags: Elections, Property Tax, Politics, Business, Religion and Belief
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel has temporarily suspended fundraising on behalf of Democratic super PACS to devote his attention to bringing the teachers' strike to an end, according to his political operation. Emanuel was scheduled to attend a House Majority...
A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
Clout StreetArne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district. “I’m very...
Tags: Elections, Rod Blagojevich, Politics, Chicago Mayor, AFL-CIO
— Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will target the country's biggest Democratic donors for President Barack Obama's re-election effort to try to offset the Republican Party's money advantage, a new role that means he no longer is a co-chair of the...
In what someday may be considered a stroke of absolute genius, President Barack Obama has decided to send Mayor Rahm Emanuel back home to watch TV in Chicago. Emanuel was prepared to spend days at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.,...
Tags: Elections, Murder, Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama
The son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forging a successful insurance career in the Chicago suburbs with the help of mayors who look to his powerful father to advance their political and legislative agendas. Andrew Madigan, 26, joined the...
South Bend TribunePLYMOUTH -- In the past 35 years, only two Democrats have been elected to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. Both of them have the same last name: Bayh. Evan Bayh was Indiana's governor from 1989 to 1997 and a senator from 1999 to 2011. His father,...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
Tags: Anthony Beale, Voting, Elections, Employees, John Arena
The century-old gray office building may not look like much — its owner says it can be hard to rent — but it has become a central meeting place for private interests and public money. The Summit building's owner is state Sen. Steven Landek....
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