Come hear the blues

The Illinois Alliance presents a post-Thanksgiving karaoke event 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at 5924 W. Chicago. Saxophonist Ike Carothers will be the special guest.

Ex-alderman attempting comeback

After going to prison on corruption charges, Ike Carothers said his 11-year tenure on the Chicago City Council makes him the best choice for the Cook County Board.

The quiet candidate

1st District hopeful Brenda Smith declined to talk about her candidacy. She’s worked for the outgoing commissioner and has ties to one of the other candidates.

Cook County Board race heats up

Attorney Richard Boykin claimed property tax homeowner exemptions he wasn’t entitled to. He’s one of five candidates vying to replace retiring Commissioner Earlean Collins.