Rahm Emanuel Wants Springfield to Raise Property Taxes

With the city of Chicago facing a pension crisis of their own, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is looking to Springfield for help. He wants the Michael Madigan and John Cullerton to get the legislature to raise property taxes so he doesn’t get the blame. Last Friday, the mayor held a 2.5-hour meeting with the Illinois House […]

MILLER: Chicago’s deadly gun control lessons

Children die despite draconian laws Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player and majorette who one week earlier was performing with her high school band at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. On Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama flew to Chicago to visit Hadiya – paying respects at her funeral. The King College Prep student is one of 42 homicide victims in Chicago during […]

Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council

By Hal Dardick, John Byrne, Rick Pearson and Katherine Skiba Clout Street After weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago’s 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city’s most prominent and powerful political duos. The decision by Ald. […]