SNEED SCOOP: Kathy Byrne, the daughter of former mayor Jane Byrne, will be the chairperson of Susana Mendoza’s campaign.
SNEED: Dan Herbert, the lawyer for Jason Van Dyke, says, “My appearance is still on file,” said Herbert. “So until that changes I am his lawyer.”
“He (J.B.) knows what he doesn’t know,” said Jim Edgar, who had been critical of incumbent GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s leadership style.
Chance the Rapper is hosting a fundraiser for mayoral candidate Amara Enyia mid-month at Chicago Chop House.
SNEED SCOOP: In a confidential letter dispatched to board members by Personal PAC, the fear of Raoul losing the state race is palpable.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board says COPA doesn’t have qualified lead homicide investigators to probe police shootings.
The football legend also had nothing but kind words to say about Bears head coach Matt Nagy, a fellow Pennsylvanian.
Here is what happened Wednesday in the privacy of the jury room behind a courtroom where Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder.
SNEED: “Elevated: Art and Architecture of the Chicago Transit Authority,” a book commisioned by Mayor Emanuel, is finished.
SNEED: “China and Russia play for keeps. Nothing surprises me about this president being loose with national security,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
SNEED: Jason Van Dyke is the recipient of books and free meals paid for by people “from all over the world,” said a family source.
SNEED EXCLUSIVE: Ald. Ray Lopez plans to introduce a measure Monday striking Chicago’s Northern Trust off its list of authorized city depositories.
SNEED: “They better pray,” Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke said of news of a spiritual retreat planned for U.S. Catholic bishops in January.
SNEED EXCLUSIVE: Sneed has learned a cadre of aldermen are proposing an ordinance to cut ties with Chicago businesses linked to Saudi Arabia.
What’s happening to the much anticipated eatery the Cubs manager planned to open with Spiaggia Chef Tony Mantuano?