LAURA WASHINGTON: Illinois Democratic activists and candidates are working overtime to tie Rauner to Trump, but Rauner won’t even utter Trump’s name.
LAURA WASHINGTON: The mayor, once trained as a ballet dancer, is a superb political spinner. Now, he is pirouetting away from lasting police reform.
LAURA WASHINGTON: Women must run for the state’s highest office to give voice to the issues that matter to them.
Laura Washington: Lower-value properties in minority neighborhoods are assessed at higher rates than more expensive homes, Kennedy says.
Apparently, black Chicago has come such a long way that some aldermen are already endorsing Emanuel for reelection.
Laura Washington: What will the Pope say to Trump? Can he offer hope, perhaps a biblical passage or a sprig of wisdom that might set Trump straight?
LAURA WASHINGTON: Nanton is among activists announcing they will march from Chicago to Springfield to demand a ““People and Planet First Budget”