A graduated income tax is now the main focus of Pritzker’s plan to fix the state’s financial problems.
Mark Brown joined the Chicago Sun-Times in 1982 and has written a column since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkBrownCST. Brown is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and attended the Public Affairs Reporting Program at University of Illinois-Springfield.
Some residents see incumbent Pat O’Connor as a relic of the Democratic machine. Four challengers are vying to emerge as a progressive alternative.
Surely being a candidate for mayor doesn’t allow a guy to creep on another guy’s wife at election time, especially when it might show him up.
Former Chicago Board of Trade Chairman Patrick Arbor was released Thursday morning from Cook County Jail after reaching a settlement with his ex-wife.
Both the Lorali and Darlington SRO hotels appear destined for market-rate rehabs that will usher in new tenants and send most of the old ones packing.
Some of the leading candidates for mayor sharpened up their best barbs Thursday night to stick it to an absent Bill Daley.
“I’m the incumbent,” Burke said modestly in introducing himself to a lively audience at New Life Community Church, 5101 S. Keeler.
Candidates for mayor agreed Thursday that racism is something that needs to be talked about, even as they treaded cautiously themselves.
Then, there are those who know all that but, for various reasons, remain reluctant to commit their support to someone besides Burke.
Jose Luis Torrez, 33, a City Colleges student adviser, said he is dropping out of the race and endorsing Tanya Patino in the 14th Ward race.
BROWN: It was the defiant Burke who entered the Dirksen Federal Building with his head held high beneath his fedora. But the voice betrayed him.
Portraits were Hauser’s specialty, in particular, his celebrity portraits of music, film and sports stars, including Michael Jordan and John Belushi.
The judge said he considers Patrick Arbor a flight risk as his ex-wife tries to collect on an $18 million judgment she was awarded in their divorce.
BROWN: Antoinette Vigilante breaks her silence as her 82-year-old ex-husband sits in jail, in contempt for failing to pay her an $18 million judgment.