Black Chicagoans looove Harold Washington. It's hard to find someone who will say anything bad about the city's first black mayor. Although Washington has been dead for more than 20 years, his spirit hovers over pockets of the city.
With three-term incumbent Bob Schillerstrom opting for a (now defunct) gubernatorial campaign, this high-profile west suburban post is open. It's attracted a seasoned - and competitive - field in the Republican primary.
Last night the Tribune posted to its website a story headlined "Years after Senate race loss, Quinn keeps interest alive -- by collecting interest on his loans." It pointed out that since his failed run for the U.S.
Three-term incumbent Dan Hynes has put in for that big promotion to governor, so this is an open office. Contested primaries will be held next Tuesday for both Democrats and Republicans.
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You know about the candidates for governor (and if you don't, go here for the Dems and here for the GOP). You probably even have a good idea about the U.S. Senate race. But what about a bit farther down the ballot? Lieutenant governor, comptroller or treasurer?
Chicago Ald. Toni Preckwinkle is having what you might call a good day.
She woke up to a front-page Chicago Tribune headline about a new poll suggesting she has surged ahead in a crowded Democratic primary race for Cook County Board president.