BROWN: In an exclusive interview, ex-Chicago Board of Trade chairman Patrick Arbor talks about jail, why he fled the country in bitter divorce case.
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.
Carlos Meza was found guilty of stealing $60,000 from a former friend in a federal fraud case.
An organizer confirmed more than 1,000 people showed up for the $150-per-ticket affair, their biggest crowd in 10 years.
Mendoza’s supporters accused Preckwinkle and other mayoral opponents of ganging up on her to keep her out of the race.
BROWN: “Running for Jesus” is Grandma Clark’s campaign motto, which brings us to how she decided, against all odds, to become a mayoral candidate.
If I were Ald. Edward Burke, I’d be worried right now that I’d stuck around a little too long.
Grohman said Wednesday that Cochran does not deny using money from the charitable account for casino expenses or his daughter’s tuition.
Officers arrived at Mercy Hospital about a minute after Dr. Tamara O’Neal called 911. By then, she already had been shot.
Given an opportunity to question another candidate, Preckwinkle and Mendoza each took direct aim at the other.
There is a legitimate element of bragging rights involved in showing up on the first day to show whose stack of signatures is biggest.
BROWN: As an 8-year-old at Jungman Elementary, Adrian Gonzalez wrote to the Sun-Times’ Letters to Santa and got a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.
The complaint contends aldermanic prerogative has been used for decades to block affordable housing in the city’s white neighborhoods.
In Lake County, Democrats were celebrating their first majority on the county board in its 182-year history after picking up at least five seats.