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Democrats are poisoning Illinois and Chicago. Maybe it's too obvious to state, but it isn't said often enough. Or barely at all. Democrats have locked up the city and the state. They have supermajorities in both houses of the Illinois legislature. The...
Change of SubjectRick Pearson reports: Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he’s been on a listening tour to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for governor, but his exploratory committee indicated Tuesday it already has raised $1.3 million.......
Tribune reporterGary S. Shapiro, the number two man in the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, will take over after Patrick Fitzgerald steps down this month until a permanent replacement is found. The announcement came as the state's two senators said they will appoint a...
Tags: Prosecution, Lawyers, Crime, Law and Justice, Dick Durbin, FBI
Tribune reporterHe arrived in Chicago just days before the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, a tough, uncompromising New York prosecutor already steeped in fighting the new international threat. His outsider status and appointment to an already high-profile...
Change of SubjectSen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
Steve ChapmanShe's a veteran politician with experience in local government, national government and the international arena. So you'd expect Carol Moseley Braun to be prepared with a plausible response when asked why she won't release her tax returns before the Feb.....
Clout StUpdated at 5:45 p.m. by Jeff Coen with closing arguments Closing arguments are now done in the Rahm Emanuel mayoral ballot challenge hearing, with the hearing officer's recommendation expected next week. Attorney Kevin Forde spoke for Emanuel, reminding...
Change of SubjectDid you see the recent headline, "Emanuel releases federal returns"? I didn't, and I'm guessing you didn't either. According to the Tribune's online archives, it appeared on Page 9 of the newspaper on Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. But, like......
Change of SubjectFebruary 11, 1992: U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, who said he has made his tax returns since 1969 available, called on his Democratic primary opponents Monday to release more personal financial data. Chicago lawyer Albert Hofeld, who has placed his net......
Change of SubjectMore background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Law firm loses 2 partners --Chico not discouraged as friend goes solo, partner joins rival November 1, 2002 by Ameet Sachdev, Tribune staff reporter......
Tribune staff reportersSen. Barack Obama calls himself a strong defender of abortion rights, and the presidential contender quickly condemned the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a ban on a controversial late-term procedure. The decision, he feared, "will embolden...
Tags: Abortion Issue, Punishment, Illinois, Interior Policy, Hawaii
When Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias at Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearings, he noted that, among other attainments, Iglesias had served as the inspiration for the Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise in "A Few...
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