We’re not talking about the head-to-head horse race polls you hear about on the news. Campaigns collect data that often never sees the light of day, though it helps decide what politicians tell you. Here’s how it works.
The deluge of attacks and spin about Illinois political candidates this election year isn’t just made up by campaigns. There’s a whole underground industry of political professionals whose job it is to dig up dirt on the other candidate. Here’s how they do it.
This week is the centennial of the beginning of World War I. We'll reflect on the impact of the war with Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918," and WBEZ's Alex Keefe, who just back from a tour of WWI battlefield sites.
A coalition of mayors and municipal groups says proposals to fix underfunded pensions for cops and firefighters outside of Chicago is “merely window dressing,” casting doubt on whether a deal can get done before state lawmakers adjourn next week.