Jim Dey

Jim Dey

Jim Dey | Phony paper in Pritzker toilet caper dogs campaign

Two days after their candidate was linked to an alleged financial fraud that scammed $330,000 from Cook County taxpayers, the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is in full damage-control mode.

In doing so, it embraced the time-worn tactic of political combat — always attack, never defend or explain.

Jim Dey | Caught with hands in toilet, Pritzker repays ill-gotten gains

Ever heard the phrase "penny-wise and pound-foolish"?

The dictionary definition is "something that is done to save a small amount of money now but that will cost a large amount of money in the future."

Jim Dey | Supreme Court turns down 'parking while black' case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will not review a controversial "parking while black" decision affirming the authority of law-enforcement officers to approach illegally parked cars and roust the occupants in search of evidence of criminal violations.

Jim Dey | More and more people are giving up on Illinois

The people of Illinois may have conflicting ideas about what the solutions are — assuming there are any — to this state's serious financial problems.

Jim Dey | Land of the free-for-all lawsuit

Michael Neuman was 22 when he went on a drug binge in Berwyn, consuming alcohol, marijuana and heroin during a long, wild evening on June 8, 2012.

His unresponsive body was discovered the next morning, another victim of the seemingly unquenchable national appetite for illegal drugs.

Jim Dey | The real rumble is on 'Sesame Street'

The ugly, brutal and utterly ruthless battle of the sexes — or is it just about sex? — rages on with no definitive end in sight.

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination fight?

No, the battle over the sexuality of Bert and Ernie, two puppets in the cast of the PBS program "Sesame Street."

Jim Dey | Ex-governor's public silence foreshadows GOP's doom

Former Gov. Jim Edgar's endorsement once was — and probably still is — worth a lot to many Republicans running for office.

Jim Dey | How rotten is too rotten for Illinois?

It's not often that members of the Illinois Supreme Court have the opportunity to decide whether a putrid piece of legislation — one whose smell would offend a skunk — passes constitutional muster.

But that's what happened last week in a case known to legal insiders as "Piccioli v. Board of Trustees of the Teachers Retirement System."

Jim Dey | How credible is Pritzker's claim of simultaneous tax hike, cut?

Turning political convention upside down, Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is running on a platform of raising the state's income tax.

Asked on who and by how much, he refuses to say.

Jim Dey | Appeals court gives inmate choice on pursuing payout

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

That's what they say — but is it true?

State prison inmate Donald Beard Jr. is skeptical about that old saw, and he has a point.