Political daybook in Illinois and Chicago on Dec. 5
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Judges, pols and pals turned out in mass for Ald. Ed Burkes annual holiday fundraiser despite a federal raid of his office last week.
- “Loyalty trumps integrity in this town every time,” one attendee said.
- How detaining undocumented immigrants became a $10M cash cow for McHenry County
- Pritzker won more votes than any gov candidate since ‘Big Jim’ Thompson in 1976
- Ex-Bush Chief of Staff Sam Skinner on 41: ‘classiest person you will ever meet’
- Preckwinkle education agenda: four-year freeze on charters and school closings
- Here’s how to pay your property taxes now (if you want) — 3 months early
- Say Cheese: Pritzker and Rauner smile and try to look like they like one another
- County Board makes it easier to choose Preckwinkle successor
- Lightfoot demands that Burke step down as finance committee chairman
Here’s a look at political events scheduled for Wenesday Dec. 5.
- 10 a.m. – CTU teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff at 15 charter schools run to hold press conference and rally on second day of strike. Chicago Board of Education, 42 West Madison Street.
- 10:30 a.m. – The Chicago Board of Education holds its December meeting at the Chicago Public Schools office, 42 W. Madison St.
- Noon – Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti chairs Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Rural Affairs Council quarterly meeting. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., 15th floor, Suite 15-200.
- 11 a.m. EST — Funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in D.C. Gov. Bruce Rauner will attend.
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