The Northwest Side Democratic elections in 2018 and 2019 are shaping up as battles between incumbents linked to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Speaker of the House Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and the up-and-coming progressive faction, particularly in the 39th Ward.
It's apparently better for Democratic Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) to stick his foot in his mouth than stick a hand in billionaire J.B. Pritzker's pocket, the lllinois Republican Party suggested recently.
Former Maine South basketball star Brad Perry continues to stand tall, becoming the first Carthage Red Men player to earn the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Freshman of the Year award recently.
Months before Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced he will run for governor in 2018, he established a political action committee (PAC) that shows close ties to House Speaker Mike Madigan, but it doesn't appear that will gain him early support for his campaign.
Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board candidates Ralph Bonatz, Katherine David and Jean Forrest have banded together as the Parents With Purpose slate in an effort to sweep the election.