A call by William M. "Bill" Daley, a Democratic candidate for mayor of Chicago, for a citywide referendum to let voters decide whether to reduce the City Council's aldermen from 50 aldermen to 15 has a thumbs-up from a Northside Republican party leader.
A letter to Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 members from its president, James Tracy, is sparking backlash from the Northwest Side GOP Club and some union members for Tracy's endorsement of Democratic State Central Committee candidates Cynthia Santos and John Cullerton.
Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago) proved he is in lock-step with House Speaker Michael Madigan when he voted for a permanent 32 percent state income tax hike this summer, Republican challenger Amanda Biela told Chicago City Wire recently.
The Northwest Side GOP Club, a Chicago-based lobbying group for conservative politicians, has pulled support from Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign after he approved a law to fund abortions with public money.
Jefferson Park residents are starting to feel like Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) is missing in action when it comes to the low-income housing debate that has embroiled the neighborhood this summer, according to Republican Ammie Kessem, who has announced her plans to run against Martwick in the 19th District next year.
Loud protests from residents weren't enough to prevent a city panel from approving a zoning change that will allow a controversial mixed-income housing complex to be built in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood.
Indiana might be too far away to care what a Chicago alderman has to say about the state, but alienating residents of the neighborhood where he wants to put a housing complex might not be the best sales pitch for Chicago 45th Ward Alderman John Arena.
The Chicago City Council Zoning Committee effectively put a hold on Ward 45 Alderman John Arena's plans for a much-debated storage facility in his Jefferson Park neighborhood when after a seven-hour meeting not enough panel members were still around to vote.