After finally admitting guilt, Cochran becomes 30th alderman convicted of corruption since 1973 March 21, 2019 By Heather Cherone - Ald. Willie Cochran (20) reluctantly pled guilty Thursday to one count of wire fraud, telling U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Alonso that he deposited a $2,000 check into a bank account he opened to fund charitable events in his South

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Citing feedback from police activists, Chance the Rapper backs Preckwinkle March 22, 2019 By A.D. Quig - While Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was presiding over what could be one of her last county meetings as president, Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, was across the building, offering his endorsement of her mayoral bid

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Windfall from statewide bag fee might not be as big as expected — if Chicago’s example holds March 22, 2019 By Heather Cherone - As the General Assembly weighs a bill that would impose a 7 cents-per-bag fee across the state, lawmakers can look to Chicago, where a similar effort succeeded beyond officials’ wildest dreams.

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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