Preckwinkle must find a dodge around county layoffs that are sure to deliver excruciating pain and encourage a serious challenger in 2018.
WASHINGTON: Gulp a 20-ounce bottle of soda and you are swallowing the equivalent of 17 teaspoons of sugar. Or six donuts. Or 18 cookies.
How bad is it? On Thursday, the one women in a leadership position in the state Legislature, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, quit.
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.