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Clout StreetNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
Federal prosecutors in Washington on Friday charged both Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, alleging the former congressman misused $750,000 in campaign funds while she understated their income on tax returns for six years. Attorneys for Sandi...
Tags: Prisons, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Elections, Barack Obama, Bruce Lee
I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: Marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime. I bring this up in response to...
Tags: Roseland, Manhattan (New York City), Elections, Family, Marriage
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Koch's favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling. Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn Bridge to...
Change of SubjectSome highlights from the list. 1 Rahm Emanuel 2 Michael Madigan 8 Toni Preckwinkle 10 David Axelrod 13 Dick Durbin 15 Sam Zell 20 Lisa Madigan 22 Ed Burke 24 Karen Lewis 30 Garry McCarthy 37 Cardinal Francis George 45......
Clout StreetThe first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights. A...
When former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiring with his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, to keep some $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, the story quickly became Wednesday's most-read story on chicagotribune.com, and the subject...
Clout StreetA pastor who protested in favor of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for a longer school day, a community activist and a businesswoman are among five people picked to sit on a panel that will narrow the field of applicants to replace former 7th Ward Ald....
Tribune reporterDebbie Halvorson found herself alone among leading Democratic candidates Sunday when she indicated she would not support a ban on the semiautomatic firearm used in the Sandy Hook school shooting last month. The former one-term congresswoman from Crete...
Michelle Obama is not only first lady of the United States. She's also a mother of two young daughters. And she's coming home to the funeral of a girl who was killed in a park about a mile from the Obamas' Kenwood home. You've heard about Hadiya...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led Senate delivered a Valentine’s Day victory to gay and lesbian couples today, passing legislation for the first time that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois. The gay marriage measure now goes to the...
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