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State Rep. Derrick Smith convicted
Jun. 10, 2014
A federal jury in Chicago convicted the Illinois legislator of bribery for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator seeking a state grant.
This gif shows just how gerrymandered Chicago is
Jun. 5, 2014
Chicago’s 2nd Ward has grown from one of its least gerrymandered to its most over the past 80 years.
Chicago seeks end to federal hiring oversight
May. 15, 2014
A crusading lawyer who fought for decades against Chicago’s entrenched political patronage system is finally calling for an end to federal oversight of City Hall’s hiring practices.
New strategies for higher ed
Dec. 12, 2013
We take a look at what some lawmakers and organizations are doing to try to combat the ever-increasing price of college textbooks. Plus, what trends and changes are happening in college admissions?
Bill Daley bid for governor now official
Jul. 30, 2013
Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is so far Gov. Pat Quinn's only 2014 Democratic primary challenger.
Court won't toss Beavers' tax convictions
Jun. 26, 2013
A federal judge in Chicago has refused to toss a former Cook County commissioner Williams Beavers's tax-evasion convictions on grounds his jury had no African-American males.
Ex-alderman Medrano convicted on bribery charge
Jun. 17, 2013
Ambrosio Medrano showed no emotion as the verdict was read Monday.
Ex-alderman's bribery trial closing
Jun. 14, 2013
A former Chicago alderman Ambrosio Medrano's bribery trial is in the homestretch with closing arguments scheduled in U.S. District Court.
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