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3D
ago

Paul Vallas Really Loves His Broom

And other things our correspondent learned shadowing the mayoral candidate, who wants to “sweep the bums out” of City Hall.

6D
ago

Enter Taxman

Pritzker stumped on a progressive income tax, and Republicans don’t have the votes to block it. The stars may have finally aligned for a graduated plan in Illinois.

2W
ago

How Downstate Lost Its Political Power

When the new General Assembly takes office on Tuesday, Illinois will be bluer than ever. That has a lot to do with the changing GOP — and the suburban voters it has lost along the way.

1 month
ago

Ed Burke Is Maybe, Finally Done

Those FBI raids aren’t a good look. But the 50-year alderman has been losing support in his increasingly Latino ward for years.

2 months
ago

The Day They Came for the Governor

Ten years ago this month, Rod Blagojevich was arrested in one of the state’s most famous corruption cases. Now, for the first time, the two lead FBI investigators tell the inside story.

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