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Dan Mihalopoulos

Watchdogs reporter

Dan Mihalopoulos is a former investigative reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, who’s weighing whether to try to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel next year, already has done her part to boost
Longtime Chicago Teamsters union boss John T. Coli Sr.’s nearly three-year tenure as head of a 12,500-member local in Mokena proved lucrative for his son Joseph Coli’s law firm, documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
Keeping Chicago a two-paper town is vital to fulfilling the watchdog role of the media here. Competition between reporters drives our best efforts.
More than a year into the Chicago Police Department’s biggest hiring surge in decades, 14 of the city’s 22 police districts now have fewer beat cops than they did when the push was announced, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
According to the letter from lawyer Frank Avila Jr., Raila wanted $600,000. Or some lesser — but still “significant” — amount of money, Avila wrote.
“Were you for revenue?” Preckwinkle shot back at Republican Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak, according to the sources.
The group issued a statement Friday afternoon acknowledging that it is “stopping operations this month.”
The idea is that the grown-ups get in a little physical activity even as they still can keep a wary eye on the kids.
MIHALOPOULOS: Michael Negron, a former high-ranking aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is now part of a crowded field running to become Emanuel’s alderman.