As of Dec. 3, the Cook County Board will fundamentally change, with seven new members — all Democrats — being sworn in. Wednesday’s full board meeting was a last chance for colleagues to say goodbye and share some memories as part of
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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.
Updated: February 13, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx harnessed progressive credentials and a close connection to Toni Preckwinkle to ride a wave of dissatisfaction with Chicago’s law enforcement apparatus to her election in 2016.
Updated: September 8 , 2017
Raised knocking doors for House Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s political organization on Chicago’s Southwest Side, Ed Moody became an early favorite.
Updated: October 2, 2017
Dennis Deer is a born and bred West Sider who rode to power after decades working for the Steele political family, Bobbie Steele and Robert Steele. He was appointed to 2nd District seat by a diverse group of Democratic Committeemen after Robert Steele’s unexpected death in July of 2017
Plans to create a new neighborhood along the Chicago River between the South Loop and Chinatown are at the top of Thursday’s agenda for the Chicago Plan Commission.
With only a single dissenting vote, Chicago aldermen Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $10.67 billion 2019 spending plan, which contains no new taxes or fees.