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Chicago Alderman Joe Moore thinks there’s a simpler way to deal with Cook County’s regressive tax system.
Bob Fioretti is convinced eight years of Toni Preckwinkle as Cook County Board president is more than enough for local taxpayers.
An advisory referendum allowing Cook County voters to decide whether recreational marijuana should be legal for people age 21 and older could be on the March 20 ballot.
Ammie Kessem got the chance to exchange some thought with attorney general hopeful Erika Harold recently.
The recent repeal of the controversial sweetened-drink tax by the Cook County Board drew statewide and national attention, but the battle over the county's budget and taxes rages on.
Gov. Bruce Rauner keeps finding ways to dig himself a deeper hole in his re-election bid, Thom Serafin, founder and CEO of Serafin and Associates and a public affairs consultant specializing in politics, suggested on the "Chicago's Morning Answer" radio show recently.
More people left Chicago between May 1 and Aug. 31 -- peak moving season – than any other city in the nation this year.
Matt Leslie, an Emmy-winning filmmaker, has been appointed the Northwest Side GOP Club precinct committeeman for Chicago’s 39th Ward.
Chicago Democrats are stuck between a rock and a soft drink, the Illinois Republican Party contends in a new press release.
Republican Amanda Biela has been out and about in Cook County at local events with constituents, particularly in Maine Township, during her campaign to unseat John D’Amico (D-Chicago) and represent District 15 in the Illinois House.
More people left Chicago this summer than any other city in the country, according to United Van Lines, and the Illinois Policy Institute puts blames the high tax rates.
Cook County is the most unfair legal jurisdiction in the country, according to the Institute for Legal Reform.
A Park Ridge entrepreneur is hoping to take on incumbent Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) in Illinois' 55th House District while can still afford to live in Illinois.
Ammie Kessem is taking the fight to Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) and hoping to take down Illinois' high taxes afterward.
It's signature-gathering time for anyone interested in becoming a Republican precinct committeeman, a two-year post that is performed on a volunteer-only basis, according to Illinois Family Action.
The recently passed school funding legislation has given Chicago another shovel to dig itself deeper into debt, the founder of the financial news website WirePoints contends.
Chicago could end up being tossed off the beaten track if it doesn't get its tangled railways issues straightened out, the Better Government Association (BGA) warned recently.
Rob Karr says Cook County officials were warned that a soda tax and the federal government's food stamps program wouldn't mix.
The managing editor of the Chicago Tribune assured Chicago City Wire that reporter Kim Janssen is taking every precaution to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest given that his wife, Becky Schlikerman, is a spokesperson for Cook County.
Bob Fioretti wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to how he feels about the new Cook County beverage tax.