Category Archives: Politics

Sposato to resign as committeeman but will run for re-election as alderman

by BRIAN NADIG Alderman Nicholas Sposato plans to resign as 38th Ward Democratic committeeman and is recommending state Representative Robert Martwick (D-19) as his replacement. Sposato sent a resignation letter along with

McCarthy faces uphill fight in 2019 mayor bid

by RUSS STEWART I distinctly recall the lyrics from a John Mellencamp song that went like this: "When I fight authority, authority always wins." On the streets of Chicago, the cops’ lament

Boykin planning to run against Toni Preckwinkle

ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART And now for something completely different: A columnar reversal. Instead of my usual predictions in the final paragraphs, this week they are in the first paragraphs.

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