Category Archives: Politics

‘Firewall’ blueprint slips away for Rauner in 2018

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART Embattled Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner caught a bit of good news lately: According to a nationwide poll, he’s only America’s eighth-worst governor. He dropped a notch

‘Goodness’ not enough in suburban elections

by RUSS STEWART If there is any lesson to be learned from the April 4 suburban elections, it is this: Voters were singularly unimpressed by a good tan, good connections, good background

Bass defeats Turry for mayor of Lincolnwood Village

by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI Lincolnwood Village Board trustee Barry Bass defeated three-term incumbent Gerald Turry for mayor of the village in the April 4 municipal election. Bass received 1,175 votes, or 56.9 percent,

‘Mayor Nobody’ favorite in Park Ridge election

Marty Maloney, the acting mayor of northwest suburban Park Ridge, is over-worked, underpaid, unappreciated, unknown and, according to his April 4 opponent, Lucas Fuksa, is inept, devious, disingenuous, non-transparent and unaccountable. That’s

Lang dominant figure in north suburban politics

by RUSS STEWART In north suburban Niles, Skokie and Lincolnwood, the outcome of the April 4 municipal election will not be much different from the 1990s, the 1970s or even in the

More renters may give Arena edge in election

by RUSS STEWART Alderman John Arena (45th) is a likable, lovable kind of guy, always convivial, conciliatory, placating, humble and ever-so-eager to please. He hasn’t a smidgen of arrogance, megalomania or hubris.