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Aldermen appointed to the City Council almost always win the next election. Read »
Dan Rutherford is the favorite. Bruce Rauner is 4,000,000-1. Read »
Pittsburgh was tempted with a $450 million parking lease to close a pension gap -- but said no after seeing how Chicago had lost its shirt. Read »
Daley calls the state treasurer "a wonderful man." Read »
Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III says Illinois's political dynasties are afflicted with "an incurable, hereditary case of politics." Adlai IV broke the chain by becoming a reporter for NBC5, and McLean played... Read »
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