MIHALOPOULOS : Often it looks like progressives ain’t ready to join together and play power politics.
MIHALOPOULOS: Alexis Stubbs, slain by her mom’s ex-boyfriend, had been on track for a better life, thanks to Chicago House and Social Service Agency.
MIHALOPOULOS: Many a politician will launch a charitable effort and tout that cause on their resume. For Chris Kennedy, it’s Top Box Foods.
MIHALOPOULOS: State Rep. Luis Arroyo says by backing statehood for Puerto Rico, he angered some in the community who want it to be a sovereign nation.
MIHALOPOULOS: As Trump administration considers privatizing public assets, there’s proof in Chicago it’s good for private investors but not taxpayers.
MIHALOPOULOS: Trump has sought repeatedly to draw attention to the violence in Chicago, once saying people in the inner city are “living in hell.”
MIHALOPOULOS: But the 5LINX defendants represent yet more questionable relationships for Brown, a veteran Chicago politician.