Category Archives: Politics

‘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.

Des Plaines race roiled by ‘antics,’ polygraphs

by RUSS STEWART Northwest suburban Des Plaines may have stumbled onto a cure for governmental malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance. It’s a device called a polygraph. That’s right. They’re going to find the

White’s ‘unretirement’ is big Norridge issue

by RUSS STEWART To be or not to be, that is the Shakespearean question confronting Tom Benigno. He wants to be west suburban Norridge’s $50,000-a-year village president, and he currently is Illinois’

Agreement calls for Arena, zoning official to support application for Northwest Hwy site

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena (45th) has agreed to support an application for a zoning change which would allow construction of a five-story storage warehouse and an unspecified residential development on