Category Archives: Politics

Berrios faces quandary in 2018 assessor’s race

Joe Berrios has a huge political problem, and it is him. As county assessor since 2010, and as a Board of Review commissioner for the prior 22 years, Berrios generated a consistent

Ald. Arena has alleged ‘racist’ postings by police regarding housing plan sent to Anti-Defamation League

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman John Arena’s office turned over copies of alleged racist remarks that police officers reportedly made on social media Web sites about the proposed housing development at 5150 N.

Laurino family dynasty under siege in 39th Ward

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART There is no political consensus in Chicago’s Northwest Side 39th Ward. There are those who fervently believe that there are and have been too many Laurinos

Democratic white men hit proverbial ‘glass ceiling’

by RUSS STEWART Tokenism, as an adjective defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is an act merely simulated, of slight or no account. As a noun, it is an act of accommodation to a

Political compass in 45th Ward points South/Left

by RUSS STEWART To understand the political dynamics, ideological permutations and racial undercurrents of the 45th Ward on the city’s Northwest Side, one must have a customized, multi-directional compass: It must indicate

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