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Then-U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk co-sponsored a commemorative coin bill to help build a disabled veterans’ memorial. (Brendan Hoffman, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

Sen. Kirk co-sponsored bills helping onetime girlfriend’s clients

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was a leading sponsor of congressional legislation that has meant $5.3 million for two clients of his onetime girlfriend, and he … Read more ›

Kimberly Vertolli, the former wife of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), poses for a portrait in her home on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Alexandria, VA. (Brendan Hoffman/For the Chicago Tribune)

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s ex-wife files FEC complaint about campaign payments to his girlfriend

Soon after Mark Kirk’s ex-wife announced she would no longer support his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, he brought her onto his campaign team, … Read more ›

Brenda Troutman of Arlington Heights casts her ballot as teacher Mlle. Baptiste calls out, "a voté."
From the community

Students of French Institute elect Sarkosky!

WINNETKA, Ill. (May 7, 2007) — Although French citizens have elected François Hollande as their new President, students at the French Institute and parents of … Read more ›

From the community

Medill's Immigrant Connect Story Back in the News

EVANSTON, Ill. — Eugene Peba — a Nigerian refugee living in Chicago whose battle for asylum in the United States was first reported in 2010 … Read more ›

Palatine councilman, new Cook GOP leader, looks at new strategy

The work of any suburban trustee or council member rotates between high profile issues, such as tax increases, to the mundane, whether to allow a building … Read more ›

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Moran Center for Youth Advocacy Executive Director Naria Santa-Lucia, and YJC Core Employment Counselor Jessica Wingader address the Expungement Expo attendees.
From the community

Over 100 Attendees Participate in 2nd Annual Northern Cook County Informational Expungement Expo Saturday in Evanston

Evanston, IL — April 16, 2012 — The Second Annual Northern Cook County Informational Expungement Expo took place this past Saturday, April 14th, from 2-4 … Read more ›

From the community

Thin Skinned City Council Fights 1st Amendment

Congratulations to Jonathan Bullington and Evanston's Trib Local to put " Citizen Participation At City Meetings Discussed " in both their online & April 12th, … Read more ›

From the community

Biss Passes Legislation to Curb Pension Abuse

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Daniel Biss (D – Evanston) passed legislation out of the House today to rein in the practice of simultaneously paying state … Read more ›

Judge Larry Axelrood with campaign rally host Hecky Powell
From the community

Supporters of Judge Larry Axelrood Rally and Cheer the News of an Endorsement from Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton

On Wednesday, March 13 supporters of Judge Larry Axelrood filled Koi in Evanston and cheered the announced endorsement from former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton. The … Read more ›

Judge Larry Axelrood with campaign rally host Hecky Powell.
From the community

Supporters of Judge Larry Axelrood Rally and Cheer the News of an Endorsement from Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton

On Wednesday, March 13 supporters of Judge Larry Axelrood filled Koi in Evanston and cheered the announced endorsement from former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton. The … Read more ›