Category Archives: Politics

Legislators discuss Senate veto override on funding formula

By AGNES CONNOLLY Some legislators offered statements regarding the Illinois Senate’s override of Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, a bill that would change how funding is distributed to

North Korean crisis may boost Trump’s standing

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART An international crisis, if handled deftly and quickly by a sitting president, invariably revives or bolsters that president’s standing and popularity. John Kennedy got a spike

E-mails give insight into financing, zoning process for 5150 Northwest Hwy. project

by BRIAN NADIG E-mails obtained from the city show that the planned housing development at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy. has run into potential obstacles since the property was rezoned last May, but

Martwick, Mulroe hold meeting on school funding; Senate could vote Sunday

by BRIAN NADIG The uncertainty over whether there will be changes to the state formula for funding schools this fall adds to the difficulty that school administrators face, according to Ebinger School

Democrats plan another farce in slate-making

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART To farce or not to farce, that is the question. Cook County Democrats are engaged in their usual slate-making charade, with a handful of powerful insiders

Commission goes against wishes of Ald. Napolitano and approves 297-unit plan

by BRIAN NADIG The Chicago Plan Commission at its July 20 meeting went against the wishes of Alderman Anthony Napolitano (41st) and approved a proposed 297-unit apartment complex near Higgins and Cumberland