Category Archives: Politics

Legislators discuss plan for elected school board

by AGNES CONNOLLY Local legislators discussed bills that were recently approved by the Illinois House and the Illinois Senate that would create an elected Chicago Public Schools board instead of an appointed

Arena’s political aim may shift in county clerk race

BY RUSS STEWART This column contains some good news and some bad news about Alderman John Arena (45th). But more on that later. The good news is that Arena is likely not

Ald. Napolitano opposes 297-unit plan due to density, school overcrowding concerns

by BRIAN NADIG Concerns about density and school overcrowding have led Alderman Anthony Napolitano (41st) to withhold his support for a plan to build 297 apartments near Higgins and Cumberland avenues. Napolitano’s

Does ‘weather change’ equal ‘climate change?’

BY RUSS STEWART The near-universal presumption of global warming is based on the premise that "weather change" foreshadows "climate change," and that our planet faces a crisis of "catastrophic" proportions unless we

Roskam’s fate depends on Trump’s popularity

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART In political jargon, GA-6 may be a harbinger for IL-6. That means the outcome of the June 20 special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District could

J.B. Pritzker’s campaign on verge of implosion

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART Rich guys make poor politicians. That is because the methodology by which they acquire, grow and perpetuate their wealth – the when, why and how –