Politics

The Politics Section of the Chicago Journal.
Sep
25
States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

In a high profile example, after warnings of weak security, Kwame Raoul's Illinois Attorney General's Office was hit by a cyber attack in April of 2021 that has cost his office an estimated $2.5 million in crisis management spending.
5 min read
Sep
25
Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Illinois Democrats have not yet voted on new congressional district boundaries, but with the state losing a House seat due to population loss, they are expected to remove a GOP-held district and try to make other districts more friendly to Democrats.
3 min read
Sep
24
Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

The complex will sit on 19 acres of the 540-acre Jackson Park and include a museum, public library branch, athletic center, children's play area and a test kitchen. Obama's presidential papers will be available in digital form.
2 min read
Sep
15
Ex-House Speaker, Dennis Hastert, settles child sexual abuse payments suit

Ex-House Speaker, Dennis Hastert, settles child sexual abuse payments suit

Hastert paid $1.7 million over four years but stopped the payments after the FBI questioned him in 2014 about illegally concealing huge cash withdraws from his bank. After Hastert pleaded guilty to a banking charge and was sentenced in 2016, the victim sued for breach of contract.
3 min read
Sep
15
Mayor: San Antonio superintendent chosen to lead CPS

Mayor: San Antonio superintendent chosen to lead CPS

Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose Torres, who had been leading the roughly 350,000-student district after CEO Janice Jackson announced plans to step down in May.
2 min read
Sep
13
Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

The Clean Energy Jobs Act provides a $700 million subsidy to Exelon with the idea of saving jobs and the large amount of carbon-free energy the plants already produce.
3 min read
Sep
13
Opinion: Shock & Aw Shucks. Part One.

Opinion: Shock & Aw Shucks. Part One.

15 min read
Sep
09
Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Guilty plea likely from Crestwood mayor in red-light camera corruption probe

Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta was charged with bribery, tax crimes, and lying to agents.
3 min read
Sep
07
Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, 90, dead from dementia

Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, 90, dead from dementia

Stevenson is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Adlai IV and Warwick; two brothers, John and Borden; and nine grandchildren.
1 min read
Sep
03
CTA requiring all employees to receive COVID vaccinations

CTA requiring all employees to receive COVID vaccinations

Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination by the Oct. 25 deadline will face discipline in accordance with the CTA guidelines, the agency said.
1 min read