Mark Brown Columnist
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Sun Times

Mark Brown is a columnist who specializes in politics and public policy issues.

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  • Politics
  • Public Policy

104 Articles
5 months ago
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Pritzker picks his opponent — now he has to beat him

Gov. J.B. Pritzker will be a big favorite in the matchup against Republican Darren Bailey, but the conservative farme...

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6 months ago
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Mike Madigan has left the building — but the former House speaker’s shadow clouds the 2022 election

Attacks on Madigan’s influence over state government have been part of the Republican campaign playbook going at leas...

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7 months ago
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Feds recorded Mike Madigan learning about secret payments to controversial ex-political aide, cou...

The ex-Illinois House Speaker was recorded on a wiretapped phone call in 2018 discussing with lobbyist confidante Mic...

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7 months ago
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A year after South Side apartment residents asked a judge to address awful living conditions, it’...

City Hall and HUD now agree: People shouldn’t have to live in the conditions faced by residents of the badly run, fed...

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8 months ago
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The forgotten story of a Chicago artist-adventurer who left behind his social position to make a ...

In San Miguel de Allende, I learned of Stirling Dickinson, a larger-than-life Chicago native who transformed this pla...

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8 months ago
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Ex-Ald. Danny Solis deserved a break for helping make corruption cases — but not this much of a b...

His finally unveiled deferred-prosecution agreement essentially will allow him to go unpunished for his own wrongdoin...

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8 months ago
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Former Bradley, NBA coach Dick Versace stood by his players and by Chicago

‘He made you believe,’ says one of the many people whose lives he touched.

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8 months ago
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Pardon me, Drew Brees, while I make it rain on your ‘bet life’

With the NCAA Final Four bringing more wall-to-wall TV commercials urging us to bet on sports, here’s a reminder that...

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9 months ago
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Ward remap referendum still not a done deal

Latino Caucus alliance with “people’s commission” runs into legal obstacle as May 19 deadline looms.

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9 months ago
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With Patrick Daley Thompson out, who will Mayor Lori Lightfoot appoint for coveted 11th ward open...

The mayor is expected, by Wednesday’s Chicago City Council meeting, to reveal her choice amid pressure to name someon...

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9 months ago
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1 developer, 2 Chicago corruption cases: Sun-Times identifies company linked to Madigan, Burke cases

Prosecutors said the indicted politicians each pressured ‘Company A’ to hire their law firms. That developer is 601W ...

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9 months ago
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Madigan, Burke cases point to unrelenting greed, though it’s not like they needed the money

The charges they face of using their power for personal gain reflect something often seen in white-collar cases: No m...

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