Although Rutherford long ago became a footnote in Illinois history, the cases stemming from his political demise are costing us dearly.
It’s just the latest example of money flying into Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign coffers from people who are profiting from the ongoing overhaul of Mid
Under the Trump administration, if you’re a cosmopolitan, you’re un-American. But for many, it’s a “good thing” and means you travel a lot.
WATCHDOGS: Rep. Robert Martwick, D-Chicago, who’s a lawyer, didn’t list his consulting firm as a source of income because form was hard to understand.
Settlement with Miguel d’Escoto came after a judge ordered a powerful alderman and the organization’s lawyer and public relations advisers to testify.
MIHALOPOULOS: Garry McCarthy, Chicago’s ex-top cop, worked last year for Bottled Blonde, a River North bar now facing the loss of its liquor license.
WATCHDOGS: As school struggled financially, Northeastern Illinois’ $294,500-a-year interim president attended Trump inauguration, took other trips.
The long-running City Hall disputes over how to regulate the ride-hailing and home-renting businesses have been highly lucrative for lobbyists.
THE WATCHDOGS: Northeastern Illinois University, under fire for fat fee it promised Obama aide, has paid $268,000 to 28 other speakers since 2005.
The mayor of Hillside defended the suburb’s lucrative red-light-camera program Monday after critics questioned where the fine revenues go.