City Council elections are far more expensive on the North Side than on the South Side: analysis April 22, 2019 By A.D. Quig - Darker shaded wards indicate heavier spending. Click on each ward to view the total amount of campaign cash spent and the top three spenders in each contest. [Source: Illinois State Board of Elections] The total cost to run for —

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Senate quietly passed bill that would allow riverboats to pick up and move — including to Chicago April 22, 2019 By Hannah Meisel - Before leaving town for the General Assembly’s two-week spring break, senators approved a bill that would allow for any of Illinois’ 10 existing riverboat casinos to pick up and move anywhere in the state — freeing them from a decades-long

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Supreme Court draws line at 40 years for juvenile sentences April 19, 2019 By Hannah Meisel - In a landmark decision Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court set a bright line for juvenile prison sentences at 40 years and ordered the re-sentencing of Dmitri Buffer, who is currently serving a 50-year term for a murder he committed when

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Bill Daley: ‘Progressive is just because Democrats didn’t want to call themselves liberals anymore because it was such a negative term’

Bill Daley, the former Chief-of-Staff for Barack Obama and former U.S. Commerce Secretary for Bill Clinton had stints in the private sector at SBC Communications, JPMorgan Chase, and at Swiss hedge fund Argentiere Capital. He talks about his crime plan, the factors driving Chicago’s population loss, and his definition of progressive.


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