Posts tagged "Cicero"

Voters fight cold, snow in primary election to fill ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s post

Voters fight cold, snow in primary election to fill ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s post
Despite the weather, voters in and around Chicago shuffled to their local polling stations for Tuesday’s primary election. Voters were to pick the Democrat and Republican who will vie for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat in the April 9 election. Jackson resigned from his post in November, citing his mental health and amid... Read more »

Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature

Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature
A handful of Chicago’s Latino candidates running for the state legislature are hoping their progressive agendas and histories of community organizing can oust some of the longtime, establishment incumbents in their districts. There’s Adolfo Mondragón, the Yale- and University of Chicago-educated public interest attorney and college professor, who has worked for human rights groups, done... Read more »

Letter to Alvarez asks for investigation of Landek, for allegedly offering bribe

Letter to Alvarez asks for investigation of Landek, for allegedly offering bribe
Yet another twist in the 12th District state Senate race surfaced late last week when candidate Raul Montes asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to investigate his opponent, Steve Landek. In a Feb. 24 letter to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Montes requested that a criminal investigation be opened to explore whether Landek... Read more »
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