Obstreperous, loud, and unscripted, the Chicago Teachers Union president led the city's public school teachers to strike against Rahm Emanuel’s reform agenda—and became a national figure overnight. Who is this person? Read more
Jim Oberweis earned a fortune in business, but in politics he hasn't fared so well—failing in runs for governor, the Senate, and Congress while burning through $7 million of his own money and one 35-year marriage. Now he's taking his second stab at Dennis Hastert's old congressional seat—even as he risks becoming a political punch line Read more
Cook County GOP officials turn to the Web for help against their rivals Read more