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Dick Simpson

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South Shore »

The outlook for the community benefits agreement debate looks dark as it moves to City Council.

Lincoln Square »

Transit-oriented development is an urban buzz phrase. Get the scoop on pros and cons at a public forum.

Downtown »

Professor Dick Simpson, a former aldermen, found divided votes have doubled in the mayor's second term.

Kenwood »

But King hasn't faced tough votes on cops, schools and taxes yet, the author of the UIC report says.

Mt. Greenwood »

Mount Greenwood was one of the few areas of the city won by President-elect Donald Trump.

Downtown »

Bombings, murders, voter fraud — Chicago's elections haven't always been the, uh, most ethical affairs.

Sauganash »

The panel is scheduled to take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at North Park University.

Downtown »

After a terrible 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn't managed to turn things around yet.

Downtown »

Fifteen aldermen still voted with Rahm 100 percent of the time, and he's never lost a contested vote.

Downtown »

One of the city's most Republican wards voted against Donald Trump. 

Hyde Park »

The Chicago Republican Party said it is trying to get candidates off the ballot who voted Democrat.

Downtown »

Political watchers think fresh faces on City Council could be a sign of progress and productivity.

Beverly »

About 40 percent of registered voters came out Tuesday: how did your ward stack up?

Downtown »

Meteorologists predict a 30 percent chance that rain will continue until polls close at 7 p.m.

Lincoln Square »

Thomas Gradel and Dick Simpson talk about their book "Corrupt Illinois" Wednesday at the Book Cellar.