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Bill Ruthhart
Chicago Tribune reporter covering Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City Hall and the 2019 mayor's race | grad | Rock Island native | bruthhart@chicagotribune.com
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Gregory Pratt 2h
For the second time this week, a Toni Preckwinkle ally has embarrassed her mayoral campaign by picking a fight with Lori Lightfoot. This time, top advisor Scott Cisek apologizes for invoking Nazis to criticize on Facebook
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Gregory Pratt 11h
Lori Lightfoot would raise hotel tax to help keep artists in Chicago, she says
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Rick Pearson 11h
Snoop Dogg to headline Illinois State Fair. No doubt intensifies Gov. JB Pritzker’s call to legalize marijuana.
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Jeremy Gorner 14h
CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson looked at the national media attention for the Jussie Smollett case and said, “I just wish that the families of (victims of) gun violence got this much attention.”
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Chicago Tribune 13h
Chicago's top cop, visibly angry, says Jussie Smollett faked an attack because he was "dissatisfied with his salary." “It’s shameful," he said. "It’s just despicable ... I just wish that the families of gun violence in this city got this much attention.”
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ChiTrib Clout Street Feb 20
New 'dark money' ad against Bill Daley invokes comparison to ex-Gov. Bruce Rauner
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John Chase Feb 20
More than half the money in running for the 44th Ward against and has come from people connected to the , including owner Tom Ricketts. Story by 's :
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Chicago Tribune Feb 20
Lori Lightfoot is running on her image as a police and criminal justice reformer. Her past reveals a more complicated picture.
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ChiTrib Clout Street Feb 19
From police reform to the Chicago question of whether ketchup goes on a hot dog, mayoral candidates debate
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ChiTrib Clout Street Feb 19
Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza go after Toni Preckwinkle on sexual harassment allegations: 'She has not been fair to victims'
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Ray Long Feb 19
Mendoza’s rise built on alliances with old-school Democrats & me
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Bill Ruthhart Feb 19
In blow to former President Barack Obama's plans for a presidential center in Chicago, a federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to move forward challenging the center's use of land in the city's Jackson Park on the South Side:
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Todd Lighty Feb 19
Susana Mendoza’s Chicago story: A political rise helped by forming alliances with a cast of old-school Democrats, and breaking those ties when it was beneficial to her career. report
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Todd Lighty Feb 19
How to ask a question. "Did you cheat?” wanted to know. Chicago mayoral debate coverage by
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Chicago Tribune Feb 18
Susana Mendoza went on the offensive again in a final televised Chicago mayoral debate on WTTW, hammering Bill Daley for his family ties and Toni Preckwinkle for her support of ousted Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios
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John Byrne Feb 18
Martwick: "...this is exactly why you’re not prepared to be mayor of the city of Chicago.” Lightfoot: “This is Rob Martwick, exhibit A of the broken and corrupt political system,”. M: “Oh thank you. That’s very nice." L: “Thank you for showing up."
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Bill Ruthhart Feb 18
State Rep. Robert Martwick, an ally of Cook Co Bd. President Toni Preckwinkle, crashes Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot's news conference and a shouting match ensues. has the details:
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John Byrne Feb 18
As holds press conference to rip for a plan to appoint Cook Co assessor, Martwick turns up and the two get into a shouting match.
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Kiannah Sepeda-Miller Feb 18
.'s claim that laid the framework for former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s role in Illinois' protracted budget impasse boils down to a broad accusation of guilt by association. My latest for :
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Lolly Bowean Feb 18
In Chicago city clerk's race, questions linger over whether two candidates can stay in the competition - Chicago Tribune
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