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[30 Apr 2015 | One Comment | ]

For Joe Berrios, the 2015 city elections were an “Apocalypse Now” moment. In 2014, despite spending close to $750,000, daughter Toni Berrios lost renomination for state representative. This cycle, despite spending $750,695 (with cash-on-hand of $1,540,672 as of April 1), Berrios and his allies lost aldermanic races in the North Side 31st and 36th wards. Berrios also intervened but failed to defeat the 1st Ward incumbent, and sometime ally Ray Colon lost in the 35th Ward.
Poor image combined with poor judgment is to blame.  Berrios stuck with Rahm Emanuel in …

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* From the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute…
There has been a significant increase in support in Illinois for legalizing gay marriage, according to a series of polls by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.
The issue is back in the news with the U.S. Supreme Court considering marriage equality issues, and Institute […]

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Soon-to-be outgoing CTA President Forrest Claypool also looped the project into the process of fulfilling Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s vision for a world-class transit system (it should be noted Claypool was just announced as Emanuel’s incoming chief of staff).

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“I’m pleased that Related has made this commitment to Chicago and that our working families will continue to be able afford to live here,“ Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. He said the deal will ”bring us closer to our goal to create …

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants everything to go perfectly at the city’s sprawling National Football League draft event, right down to the behavior of the elementary school kids trotted out to take part in a youth football showcase in Grant Park. While …

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Conklin, 59, noted that Meigs was a strong draw among business leaders and conventioneers flying in private planes until Mayor Richard M. Daley ordered that the single runway at Chicago’s former lakefront airport be destroyed in a midnight raid …

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Burke roster of law clients doing business with the city shrinking … With a combined, $10.4 million in the three campaign committees he controls, Chicago’s most powerful alderman shows no signs of slowing down politically. The clout-heavy law firm …

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… the General Assembly include the Legislator of the Year from the Illinois Hospital Association, Outstanding Legislator from the Illinois States Attorney’s Association (two years), Illinois Public Transportation Association Legislator of the Year …

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

IBD on the failure of economists.