Foxx isn’t going to be re-elected if she and her backers continue to portray the broader uproar over Smollett’s lenient treatment as a race matter.
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.
Cook County Democratic Chairman Toni Preckwinkle has tapped three different party leaders to take over his judicial slating duties.
Cappleman stretched his lead over Lalonde to 30 votes —7,079 to 7,049 — while Rodriguez Sanchez saw her lead over Mell shrink to 13 votes.
Pawar said he is quickly getting over his April 2 loss in the city treasurer’s race to state Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin. “Losing isn’t fun,” he said.
All four candidates from the 33rd and 46th wards filed lawsuits Monday to protect themselves in case the final count goes against them.
“I’m not trying to plant a flag,” Vasquez said. “I’m trying to make sure that people can live here and not be forced out.”
Whether she handles the defeat gracefully or vindictively will ultimately be the measure of her long career.
To state it plainly: there was no “consensus” black candidate in 2019, yet there will be a black mayor for the first time since 1989.
Both women acknowledged that while the question may be unique to them in this campaign, they recognize that it’s a common one for minority parents.
Many surely don’t know the complicated role Harold Washington played in Toni Preckwinkle’s rise or other factors that brought her to this point.
“If you’re so offended by that, give the money back. Give it back. I’ll give you the address,” said Lightfoot, then gave an address.
The pair of self-styled progressives made it clear that they wouldn’t trust one another to be Chicago’s next mayor.
THE WATCHDOGS: The unfolding federal investigation of Ald. Danny Solis has exposed behind-the-scenes machinations over state-owned land in Chinatown.
There are elements of truth in the theory, as well evidence to the contrary that suggest it is at least an oversimplification.
BROWN: Lucky for her, Lightfoot peaked so late that those other candidates never found it necessary to train their negative advertising on her.