BetterGov looks into Attorney General Jeff Sessions recent remark that the surge in deadly violence in Chicago was caused by ACLU pressure to end the city’s stop-and-frisk policing policy. Session is mostly false.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former schools CEO Paul Vallas a possible rival for Emanuel's cushy seat, are trading words over which of them is to blame for the mess that is Chicago's teacher pensions.
Controversial community activist and Chicago mayoral candidate, Ja'Mal Green alleges that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are paying "workers employed by the department charged with keeping the city clean are making $100,000 or more each year."
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.