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  • Police traffic-ticket quotas are almost dead anyway, so Gov. Quinn should go ahead and kill them off with a stroke of the pen

     
    Opponents of a bill on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk that would abolish traffic ticket quotas for police officers could make the case that they're a necessary evaluation tool for administrators and supervisors. That without quotas — department rules that...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 19 – 25, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best of visual journalism. We begin in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in ceremonies marking its official opening. The flag was flying from a building near the...
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • Rauner's attack on Quinn is a crime against truth

     
    Wednesday's print column About three quarters of the way through last week's Republican gubernatorial debate, moderator Ron Magers of ABC- Ch. 7 turned the attention of the four candidates to the issue of gun control, specifically whether Illinois...
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
  • 'Yes for Independent Maps' folds its tent

     
    Rick Pearson reports that the "group pushing a constitutional amendment to create a more independent way to draw legislative districts pulled the plug on the effort today, hours after a Cook County judge tossed the proposal from the Nov. 4......
  • Social issues no issue in top GOP race

     
    Friday's print column Because I'm a glutton for platitudes, I spent Thursday morning listening again to the three most recent broadcast debates in the Republican gubernatorial primary. This time I took special note of an otherwise unremarked-upon moment...
  • 'The Dixmoor Five' case is back in the news, giving Gov. Quinn a ripe chance to right an old wrong. Will he take it?

     
    Now that the Dixmoor Five case is in the news again, Gov. Pat Quinn has a great opportunity to take care of some unfinished business on his desk. The Dixmoor Five were teenagers when they were railroaded into prison for......
  • Now that the polls are closed, here are predictions, yours, mine and ours

     
    UPDATED IN RED. 11 p.m. PROJECTED WINNERS IN RED Here are the questions we asked in our Common Sense Caucus pre-election survey, including my best guesses, Kristen McQueary's best guesses and the collective best guesses of readers/viewers (R/V) by...
  • Instant democracy: Just add choices and count

     
    "One of the things we need to consider if we keep having these multicandidate races where nobody gets all that many votes and gets the nomination, maybe think about a runoff in Illinois.".... former Gov. Jim Edgar, speaking on WGN-Ch.......
  • Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

     
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
  • Where’s the math? -- Hard to figure how Rauner’s ‘blueprint’ puts us in the black

     
    “I can’t really comment on his wording,” said Bruce Rauner, the man who would be governor, responding Monday to reporters’ questions about a judge’s ruling that a legislative term limits referendum doesn’t belong on the...