Politics

July 09, 2019 - 9:34 am
( 1080 KRLD ) - Texas businessman H. Ross Perot has died at the age of 89, a family spokesman has confirmed. Perot was an American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician. Born in Texarkana, Texas, he became a salesman for IBM after serving in the United States Navy. In...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018 file photo, former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot announces her bid for mayor of Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Reform has long been a dirty word among Chicago politicians.
Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP, File
February 16, 2019 - 3:55 pm
Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates running for...
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Jim Gudas/WBBM Newsradio
Jim Gudas
December 28, 2018 - 11:54 am
Former Ald. Bob Fioretti said requiring 12,500 valid voter signatures to get on the ballot for Chicago mayor is far too high of a threshold. Fioretti also claims other cities require far fewer signatures for mayoral candidates to get on the ballot, including New York.
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