The Cook County Democratic Party -- all 80 ward and township committeemen -- meets Friday at the Hotel Allegro in downtown Chicago to pick its slate of candidates. Thursday, about half the committeemen heard final pitches from candidates, and recommended some endorsements to the full committee.
President Obama launched his health care‚ missive yesterday in front of the joint session of Congress. So how did our local representatives react to the speech? And what do they need to see from Health Care reform? Here is the local round-up, sans those who declined or didn't call back.
Today we're calling our elected representatives to get their position on health care reform. It's a project that the web team and the news desk are working on together. The problem is we have to divy up the list of names somehow. Hmmm, how will we do this? Maybe Justin has an idea...
Chip Mitchell did a great story today about how a pro-Immigration group took out a Spanish-speaking ad on Univision criticizing senate candidate Mark Kirk. Kirk had endorsed a plan to send contraceptives to Mexico. Kirk said it would help decrease illegal immigration.
Once again, Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes has announced his campaign for governor. At a press conference Wednesday, Hynes unveiled his plan for how to close Illinois' budget deficit in the short term, and the long term.
What would you say if you had three minutes to say whatever you wanted to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley? Dozens of people got their shot Tuesday night during the first of the city's public hearings on the 2010 preliminary budget (and most of them didn't stick to the three-minute time limit).
There's been plenty of speculation over whether RFK's son, Chris Kennedy would run for U.S. Senate or Illinois Governor in upcoming elections. The leader of Merchandise Mart Properties has put all the speculation to rest today by announcing he won't be running for anything in the near future.