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DePaul alum makes run for contested state rep. seat

DePaul alumnus Jimmy Garfield is running to represent Chicago’s 12th district, which includes Uptown, Lakeview, the Gold Coast, Buena Park and Lincoln Park – including Boystown, Chicago’s LGBTQ neighborhood.

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

March 8, 2020

When he’s not waking up at 6 a.m. to canvas at bus stops for the 12th district state representative seat, DePaul alumnus Jimmy Garfield can be found playing six-hour, occasionally multiple-weekend-long board games with his friends (when he can muster up free time). “Free time? What is free time?” Gar...

Blago’s lawyer reflects on commutation

Len Goodman, adjunct law professor and attorney for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

When former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich came back home to Chicago after eight years in prison, DePaul College of Law adjunct Len Goodman, joined the family at their Ravenswood home, which 12 years prior was the very place FBI agents raided and arrested then-Governor Blagojevich, for the congressm...

Senator under investigation for possible bribery resigns

Senator under investigation for possible bribery resigns

Associated Press

November 27, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for fraud has resigned his office. In a letter sent Wednesday to the secretary of the senate, Chicago Democrat Martin A. Sandoval said his resignation is effective Jan. 1. FBI agents raided Sandoval’s Springfield...

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 that she's running for re-election.

Don Babwin, Associated Press

November 20, 2019

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County State’s...

DePaul trustee retires from Exelon amid federal probe

DePaul Trustee Anne Pramagiorre

Bianca Cseke and Shane René

October 17, 2019

A member of DePaul’s Board of Trustees who abruptly resigned from her position as CEO of Exelon Utilities on Tuesday amidst a federal investigation into the company’s lobbying practices is still a member of the board, according to a university spokesperson. Anne Pramaggiore, who was elected to the Boa...

Longtime Illinois politician Thomas Hynes dies at age 80

In this Wednesday, March 22, 2006 file photo, Cook County Board President John H. Stroger campaign co-chairs Dr. Robert Johnson, left, and Thomas Hynes, right, speak at a news conference in Chicago. Former Illinois state Senate president and Democratic National Committee member Thomas Hynes, who was a powerhouse in Chicago politics for four decades, has died. He was 80. His son Dan Hynes confirmed that Thomas Hynes died earlier Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Associated Press

May 5, 2019

Former Illinois state Senate president and Democratic National Committee member Thomas Hynes, who was a powerhouse in Chicago politics for four decades, has died. He was 80. Cheever Griffin, Hynes' son-in-law, confirmed that Hynes died Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from complications...

Proposed graduated tax in Illinois inches forward

In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is flanked by members of the Illinois House and the Illinois Senate as he answers questions after announcing the SJRCA1 Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment to change the state's flat income tax to a progressive rate structure, during a news conference in the governor's office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

John O'Connor, Associated Press

May 4, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has begun the process for ending the state's 50-year-old flat-rate income tax structure. But Senate approval of a constitutional amendment and proposed rates for a graduated income tax does not guarantee a change. House Democrats are trying to gather...

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