Mike Flannery

Mike Flannery

Political Editor

Mike Flannery is the political editor at FOX 32 News.

Previously, he covered politics at CBS 2 Chicago for 30 years.

Flannery grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Georgetown University. He covered politics and labor for the Chicago Sun-Times for seven years before transitioning to TV in 1980.

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Supporters, opponents debate Illinois 'fair tax'

An online forum featured two foes of changing Illinois's current flat income tax and two supporters of imposing a higher rate on higher earners. The tax rate now is 4.95 percent on everyone.