Although she announced her run for mayor in September, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle pushed forward in an uncontested re-election bid. How other county races look for Democrats.
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In a highly watched race in the northwest and western suburbs, Lauren Underwood, a 32-year-old registered nurse, declared victory over incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Plano).
The home stretch of campaign season and the final days of the governor’s race included a major snub – and some poor judgment. Plus: Alarming news about Chicago’s drinking water, and the Bears still top the NFC North.
Kanye West’s donation of $126,460 to Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia follows a tweet in which he says he’s “distancing [himself] from politics.”
Incumbent Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and her Republican challenger Darlene Senger talk about paying the state’s bills and more.
Chicagoans can weigh in on the proposed police consent decree over the next two days. We unpack the legal document.
The Chicago Tribune architecture critic points out what he sees as the shortcomings of Cityfront Center in Streeterville.
The evolving and often parallel relationship between scientific and military minds is the focus of a new book from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military.”
For 70 years, hunters have been shooting waterfowl at Wolf Lake on the city’s Far South Side. It is the only state park within city limits, and one of the only places to hunt in Chicago. We go for a visit.
Could profits from public assets like Midway Airport help fund Chicago’s pensions? The former mayor of Highland Park thinks so.
Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has received the prestigious award for her research on the hurdles low-income communities face when seeking civil justice. She joins us in discussion.
The high-profile case and its impact on Chicago: A conversation with journalists Jamie Kalven, Kimberly Egonmwan, Greg Hinz and John Fountain.
We speak with the prominent Black Lives Matter activist about his new memoir, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.”
President Donald Trump is boasting a booming economy, but will higher interest rates stop it?
Online shoppers in Illinois are now required to pay the state’s sales tax when making purchases from certain out-of-state retailers.
Eddie Arruza and guests discuss the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
Defense attorneys for Jason Van Dyke show jurors an animated video of the fatal shooting. How political campaigns can prevent sexual harassment. And the Chicago Cubs clinch their fourth consecutive playoff appearance.
The Supreme Court nominee is strongly denying new accusations of sexually aggressive behavior in high school, calling them “ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.”
A new cybersecurity plan unveiled last week by the Trump White House indicates that the U.S. could take more aggressive steps to combat foreign hackers.
Paris Schutz and guests discuss the murder trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.
J.B. Pritzker and Gov. Bruce Rauner rumble in their only TV debate. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins the race for Chicago mayor. Explosive testimony in the Jason Van Dyke murder trial. And the Cubs and Brewers go down to the wire in the NL Central.
A former Chicago mayoral candidate who lost to Rahm Emanuel in 2011 is back in the race now that his former foe has withdrawn.
After the erroneous removal of two neighborhood murals, City Council is considering a proposal to protect and formally register Chicago’s public art.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has floated the idea of selling more than $10 billion in pension obligation bonds. We dig into the idea.
A shocker from Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a flood of candidates consider a run. The mayor leaves plenty of unfinished business for his successor while Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial gets underway.