How Quinn Could Have Won...

By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Chicago

Pat Quinn could have won another term as governor.    Read more »

Dianne Daleiden Takes on 40th ward power broker, Pat O'Conner

Meet another independent progressive challenger to Mayor Emanuel's control of the Chicago City Council

Dianne Daleiden is launching a gutsy grassroots campaign against long time alderman and 40th ward power broker, Pat O'Conner, who also happens to be Mayor Emanuel's floor leader.  Read more »

Elizabeth Warren: It’s time to work on America’s agenda

Elizabeth Warren published an op-ed in The Washington Post:  

There have been terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Election Days for Democrats before -- and Republicans have had a few of those, too. Such days are always followed by plenty of pronouncements about what just changed and what’s going to be different going forward.    Read more »

The Roots of Democrats' Defeat Go Back to 2009

By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Chicago  11/6/14  Read more »

Ben Joravsky: Rahm's rivals must work together or fail!

10.30.14, the Bleader at Chicago Reader

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Fioretti Leads in PDA Mayoral Preference Survey

PDA-Chicago Mayoral Preference Survey Results

We sent this survey after the Chicago Teachers Union endorsed Jesus Chuy Garcia in place of Karen Lewis who is unable to run.  Keep in mind that Garcia is not yet as well know as Karen Lewis.

Tim Meegan, independent progressive takes on Deb Mell

Chicago's Municipal Election is early next year, (February 24th 2015), but already it's shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates.   Read more »

Jorge Mujica, Socialist Aldermanic Candidate -- Making Space for the Left, Pt. 1 of 2

Dear PDA Friends:

Chicago Municipal Election (Feb 24, 2015) are shaping up as a battle royal with strong challenges to Rahm's corporate kleptocracy being mounted by solid progressive left candidates.  Here is an interview with one challenger, Jorge Mujica.  Read more »

PDA Illinois chapter leaders say: Vote Quinn to Stop Rauner. Then Plan for the Future

Long Term Solution Needed

We recognize that Gov.

Walmart Board Shores up Dividends and Stock Price by Cutting Healthcare for Workers

By Bill Bianchi, PDA Illinois

Question: Is the any known limit to the greed of the owners and managers of a world's largest retailer?

Answer: None what so ever.  Read more »