Aldermen set to take small step toward reform as new City Council era dawns January 23, 2019 By Heather Cherone - When Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls the meeting of the City Council to order at 10 a.m. Wednesday, he will not see Ald. Ed Burke (14) front and center, ready to usher his proposals through the City Council or deliver a

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Aldermen back plan to send workers compensation program to comptroller’s office January 23, 2019 By Heather Cherone - The fallout over the criminal charge facing Ald. Ed Burke (14) finally spurred aldermen to back a plan Tuesday to pull the city’s $89-million-a-year workers compensation program from the Finance Committee shadows and send it to the comptroller’s office.
Illinois quits controversial voter ‘Crosscheck’ program January 23, 2019 By Hannah Meisel - The State Board of Elections unanimously voted Tuesday to end Illinois’ participation in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, a system designed to prevent alleged voter fraud, and one that has grabbed headlines in recent years, accused of putting voters’

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Democratic Party of Illinois’ Christian Mitchell talks Pritzker’s big money, Madigan, and statewide outreach

Illinois Democrats say they are confident they will ride a “Blue Wave” to victory Nov. 6th, and recent poll numbers have bolstered that confidence — Democrat JB Pritzker is currently leading Gov. Bruce Rauner by a full 20 points, and Pritzker’s money has bolstered races up and down the ballot. State Rep. Christian Mitchell, a Hyde Park Democrat and interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, sheds light on the future of the party, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and money in politics. 

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