Tag Archives: Toni Preckwinkle

CN March 22 2018

Not that many people voted in Tuesday’s Illinois primary – about a couple of million statewide – but they made some very important decisions, including throwing out Joe Berrios, the powerful, connected Cook County Assessor, and unseating two of Toni … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2018 A.D. Quig

  Will Fritz Kaegi’s challenge to Andrea Raila’s petitions succeed, knocking her off the ballot for Cook County tax assessor? If not, will her presence on the ballot mean that the challengers will split the anti- Joe Berrios vote, and … Continue reading

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CN Jan. 4 2018

Two accomplished, knowledgeable journalists join us today for a January 4 status-check. What are the stories that we’ll all be following for a big chunk of 2018? We start with Chris Kennedy’s recent assertion that Mayor Emanuel has a “Strategic … Continue reading

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CN December 21 2017

  Richard Boykin is the Pop-Tax Slayer. The three-year incumbent County Commissioner from the first District (Maywood, Broadview, Bellwood, Oak Park and parts of Chicago’s west side) made a name for himself when he took a major lead in the … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 5 2017 Dan Mihalopoulos

  An hour after we recorded this discussion, everything changed. Then on Friday it changed again, in a big way. After Cook County Commissioner John Daley announced that he was switching sides on the pop tax, other commissioners jumped with … Continue reading

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CN Aug 10 2017

  Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto of the education funding bill may bite the dust in the next few days.  At least that’s what two of Chicago’s most connected reporters are thinking, and they share their insights with Chicago Newsroom this … Continue reading

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CN June 22 2017 (Bill Ruthhart)

  Police reform in Chicago appears to have stalled, or at least taken a very different path since the election of Donald Trump and the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Mayor Emanuel, who once swore he wanted a … Continue reading

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CN May 18 2017

  As  a direct result of Obamacare,  lots of people in Illinois have health insurance who never had it before. “I’m very grateful to President Obama for making healthcare part of his public legacy. Almost half a million people, 480,000 … Continue reading

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CN Jan 14, 2016

    Our guest today is Donna More, the candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney. She appeared on the program about an hour after the Cook County Democrats met to endorse her opponent, Kim Foxx. She told us that she … Continue reading

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CN Jan. 7, 2016

Mick Dumke had the good fortune to be on duty at the Sun-Times when reporters had to show up to pick up copies of two of the biggest city “data-dumps” in recent history. First, there was the very conveniently-timed batch … Continue reading

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