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Carol Felsenthal
On Politics

3 years
ago

Why Are There So Few Female Governors?

As Illinois mourns Dawn Clark Netsch, the first female gubernatorial candidate from either major party in the state, a look at why so few women have broken through that glass ceiling.

3 years
ago

 

How Jesse Jr.’s Judge Met Rev. Jesse Jackson

Long before he presided over the trial of Sandi and Jesse Jackson Jr., Judge Robert L. Wilkins introduced Rev. Jackson at a Harvard Law event, and talked racial profiling on CNN’s ‘Both Sides With Jesse Jackson.’

3 years
ago

Lunch With Ald. Bob Fioretti

The Second Ward alderman talks mayors, the costs of his cancer treatment, how we have too many aldermen, his biggest mistake on City Council, what the name “Fioretti” means, and more.

3 years
ago

Where In the World Is Rich Daley?

After leaving office, the former mayor hasn’t followed in the footsteps of big-city mayoral peers like Rudy Giuliani and Ed Koch, choosing to speak softly—or not at all—and build a big resume.

3 years
ago

Penny Pritzker a Likely Commerce Secretary the Second Time Around

Barack Obama owes longtime friend and fundraiser Penny Pritzker a great deal, going back to his days as an obscure state senator. 2008 wasn’t the right time to include her in his cabinet, for a host of reasons, but he’s got a lot more political capital in 2012, and much less to lose.

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