A prosecutor told jurors at an influential Chicago Democrat's tax evasion trial Thursday that he spent thousands from his campaign coffers at a casino, falsely declaring he'd spent it on campaign signs. Read »
Race became an issue Tuesday at the tax-evasion trial of an influential Cook County commissioner after the defense complained there were no black men in an initial jury pool and asked for it to be dismissed. Read »
Chicago’s got the power.
Or at least it has some powerful people according to Chicago’s Power 100 by Chicagomag.com. Read »
The Illinois Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The bill now moves onto the House. Read »
Check out the overlap. Read »
Cook County commissioners are making it more expensive for suburban gun owners who don't report when their guns are stolen, destroyed, lost or sold. Read »
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is passing over former staffer Robin Kelly to endorse state Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the 2nd Congressional District special election. Read »
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking to broaden a requirement for gun owners to report the loss, theft or sale of firearms to include all of Cook County. Read »
Todd Stroger's controversial 2008 sales tax hike is officially rolled back, his successor announced Wednesday. Read »
The Cook County Board President is one of two local officials to win the honor this year. Read »
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