Category Archives: Politics

Madigan pushes Marwig into McAuliffe rematch

by RUSS STEWART Speaker Mike Madigan is the archetypal political entrepreneur: He creates value in a product. That product is a called a candidate. And that candidate is marketed through the expenditure

Sposato resigns post of 38th Ward committeeman

by RUSS STEWART Irreconcilable differences based on unfulfilled expectations. That is a pretext for divorce. It also explains why Alderman Nicholas Sposato recently submitted his letter of resignation as the 38th Ward

Commissioners discuss repeal of beverage tax

by KEVIN GROSS Northwest Side county commissioners discussed the repeal of the unpopular penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax, which will end on Dec. 1. The Cook County Board of Commissioners at its meeting

Sposato to resign as committeeman but will run for re-election as alderman

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman Nicholas Sposato plans to resign as 38th Ward Democratic committeeman and is recommending state Representative Robert Martwick (D-19) as his replacement. Sposato sent a resignation letter along with

McCarthy faces uphill fight in 2019 mayor bid

by RUSS STEWART I distinctly recall the lyrics from a John Mellencamp song that went like this: "When I fight authority, authority always wins." On the streets of Chicago, the cops’ lament

Boykin planning to run against Toni Preckwinkle

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART And now for something completely different: A columnar reversal. Instead of my usual predictions in the final paragraphs, this week they are in the first paragraphs.