Former Congressman Barney Frank has a new book out about his remarkable life as an outspoken politician made even more remarkable by his coming out as a gay man. He joins us.
Karen Lewis stops by to discuss her political future and more.
From state spending to patronage hires to gubernatorial race hijinks, there is no shortage of topics in the political sphere this week. We discuss these topics and implications for the city and state with our panel.
The original January 2002 airing of Attorney Michael Shakman on Chicago Tonight.
The Man Behind the 'Shakman Decree' Visits
The legal battle that started in 1969 over Chicago patronage hiring is ending. Attorney Michael Shakman filed a motion to stop the federal hiring oversight because he says the city has reached "substantial compliance." We’ll talk to the man behind the “Shakman Decree," hear why he thinks the city no longer needs a hiring watchdog.
A Look at the Mayor's First Three Years
Tonight we look back at Rahm Emanuel’s first three years as Chicago’s first mayor post Richard M. Daley. We address Emanuel’s future challenges, including his re-election bid. View timeline of key events during Emanuel’s term.
Back in Chicago, South Side native and Politico’s chief political columnist Roger Simon talks shop and discuss his past life as a city beat reporter.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss their 2014 predictions for local politics, from who will win the Republican Primary and compete against Pat Quinn in the Illinois governor’s race, to whether tax reform will emerge in Springfield. Watch the web extra video.
In light of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s testimony before the RTA Wednesday, we take a look at the ethical and legal implications of patronage politics in Illinois.
Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual budget address in Springfield. We take a look at his proposal, the numbers, potential cuts -- and what it all could mean to you.
Who won, who lost and who will face off in the general election
Tuesday night marked the end of an undoubtedly contentious primary season in Illinois. Learn more about how it all went down.