Category Archives: Politics

Kennedy’s ‘separation’ helps in governor’s race

by RUSS STEWART Chris Kennedy, along with Bill Daley, have been the proverbial Hamlets of Illinois politics for over two decades. To run or not to run? That was the biennial question.

Candidates clog races to get lucrative judgeships

by RUSS STEWART A slew of Cook County "Honorables" are seeking the 39 judgeships on the 2018 Democratic primary ballot, ten of which will be chosen countywide, and 29 in the 15

The ‘Year of Paranoia’ for male politicians in 2018

by RUSS STEWART Politics is not a profession or a vocation for the fainthearted. It involves the pursuit, acquisition and maintenance of power. And the men who play the game are usually

Participatory budget ideas sought

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman Anthony Napolitano (41st) is taking recommendations through January on how to spend the ward’s annual allocation of $1.32 million in discretionary funds for infrastructure improvements in 2018. About

2018 MWRD contests bring chaos-as-usual

by RUSS STEWART We have all seen those jewelry store commercials on television that state that "every kiss begins with . . . . " For Cook County residents, it can be

‘All the same’ in slew of political races for 2018

With filing having closed on Dec. 4, the 2018 political season is upon us. It can be classically characterized as this: It’s ALMOST ABOUT THE SAME. That means it’s almost about the