Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts is the new chair of LPAC, the only lesbian-backed political action committee in the U.S., stepping up to a more visible and active political role as marriage equality and other gay rights battles are increasingly being fought across the nation.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he ran for mayor on a promise to confront vexing problems “swept under the rug” and he’s not about to “blow with the wind.”
In this “My Chicago” video, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks about a recent meeting she’s had with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Preckwinkle, of course, is often held up as Emanuel’s biggest reelection threat, should she decide to make a run against him.
A former City Hall official who once proudly wore White Sox pinstripes could find himself in prison orange if the feds are able to prove charges that he took bribes from the firm that installed Chicago’s red-light cameras.
Leftover office furniture and other state-owned belongings linked to President Barack Obama when he was an Illinois state senator could be donated to Obama’s presidential library under legislation that advanced Wednesday in the state Senate.
OTHER TOP HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE NATION
Conservatives prod GOP on immigration (The Hill)
Donald Sterling lashes out at Obama, says he has ‘bad judgment’ (Early & Often)
New Emails: Democratic Senator Pressured IRS To Target Groups (The Daily Caller)
Michelle Obama’s hashtag gamble (Politico)
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