U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the city’s proposed police consent decree was put together by “lame duck politicians.”
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.
Others see the irony being that this message is coming from two prominent Republicans who have helped carry the president’s agenda in Congress.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich used to block out the entire day on his schedule to do his hair, says a former top aide.
You’d have thought the governor had been deputized by the U.S. Border Patrol and signed on to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
BROWN: What struck me right away about the jury was that it was a serious and sensible-looking bunch that was paying close attention.
“Oh my God, we’re going to have to shoot the guy,” Van Dyke told his partner as they raced to the scene.
Voters will be allowed to vote on the questions, but the elections board will not officially report the results unless ordered to do so by the courts.
The non-profit owner of the eight-story, 56-unit building at 1221 W. Sherwin may be on the verge of selling to a for-profit developer.
“He hasn’t committed a crime. He owes money,” Rosenfeld said, arguing Arbor “has no ability to pay.”
Regardless of whether a Democrat or Republican wins the race for Illinois Attorney General, Michael Madigan has nothing to worry about.
BROWN: As compelling as the video is, it doesn’t tell the story from the point of view of Van Dyke, which jurors will have to take into account.
Bill Daley tells Mark Brown he never considered challenging Mayor Emanuel. “I would not do that to a friend,” he said in announcing his candidacy.
Duncan’s connections to former President Barack Obama led many to consider him as a potential candidate, but a source said Friday that he won’t run.
Still, if Daley wanted the job, Preckwinkle would have difficulty pushing through any other candidate.
There was a time when Preckwinkle and Garcia were also viewed as close allies, but sources say their relationship began souring four years ago.