Tea Party star U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) says he will run for reelection next year in the redrawn 8th District, rather than end up in a primary fight against a fellow Republican.
Rev. and State Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) is the latest in a line of Chicago area lawmakers who have decided not to seek re-election.
The nation’s largest union – the National Education Association, meeting here in Chicago – has endorsed President Obama for re-election.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will celebrate the Independence Day holiday by watching fireworks Monday night with friends.
The alderman, who represents the Lincoln Square neighborhood, reportedly has his eye on a new job: county tax reviewer.