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Dorothy Brown helped run group that got state anti-violence grant

Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown had a direct managerial role in a not-for-profit group that got an anti-violence grant from Gov. Pat Quinn’s now-disbanded Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, state records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.

CTU Chief Lewis: Contract talks likely during mayoral election

The president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that her members will opt against extending their contract for a fourth year, raising the likelihood that there will be contract negotiations right into the mayoral election — with a union that’s not afraid to strike. 

GOP lawmaker wants subpoena power for Quinn anti-violence hearing

A co-chairman of a legislative audit panel on Tuesday plans to seek authority to issue subpoenas for records and witnesses in a probe of the troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative in what could become a lingering — and potentially more of a public — headache for Gov. Pat Quinn.

Deputy comptroller hired by Ahmad is resigning

James T. Raussen, who’s paid $127,332 a year as managing deputy comptroller, will leave City Hall next month, Emanuel spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said.

House Ethics panel declines to drop Gutierrez probe

The House Committee on Ethics announced on Monday it will continue a review of whether Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., violated House rules and federal law through a hiring agreement he made with his former chief of staff.


Obama uses Cinco de Mayo to push immigration bill (Early & Often)

Republicans have an 82 percent chance of winning back the Senate (The Washington Post)

Clintons, Paul and Sanders among best political tweeters (USA Today)

Heading into midterms, Democrats in worst shape in 20 years (Early & Often)

Election-year Benghazi probe is risk for both Republicans, Democrats (The Hill)

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