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  • If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?

    If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?
    The lens has narrowed. Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has emerged from an Election Day rumble, intact and intriguing, in a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The five-way race for mayor blurred the policy positions of all of the candidates....
  • Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo

    Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo
    Voters sent a warning to more than 1 in 4 sitting aldermen this week, forcing them into one-on-one contests April 7 against challengers who are trying to create a wave of discontent with the status quo on the City Council. A record 19 ward races will be...
  • Schools diminish student creativity

    The school system is destroying the importance of creativity in students. The arts are just as important as the core subjects in education. In today’s school system, education is more focused on the core subjects. The educational approach in schools...
  • Preparing students for careers

    I believe to improve education in Chicago, all Chicago Public Schools and charter schools should be career-based. Students lack interest in school because the classes that they take do not get them ready for their careers. This is probably the reason...
  • Not all students have computers

    As a student currently enrolled in high school, I am concerned about students who are not able to use computers for their homework because they do not own their own, cannot stay after school or cannot find the time to go to the library. When students...
  • Rescue animals from our streets

    As a future veterinarian, I am concerned about seeing stray animals walking around in neighborhoods, especially in mine, which is located in Washington Park. These lost animals are suffering from starvation and sickness like rabies and they are also...
  • Chicago Heights charter school proposal fails

    Chicago Heights charter school proposal fails
    Chicago Heights Elementary School District 170 board members have rejected a proposed charter school that, ultimately, would have served 500 of the district's 3,400 K-through-8 students. Thursday's unanimous and almost instantaneous action saw board...
  • City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council. 32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
  • Talk of the County: Is Lisa May eyeing a mayoral run in Waukegan?

    Talk of the County: Is Lisa May eyeing a mayoral run in Waukegan?
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. No compromises After the...
  • Education group gets involved in aldermanic races

    Education group gets involved in aldermanic races
    Residents in two wards with hard-fought aldermanic races will begin getting mailers Monday from an education group that favors charter school expansion in Chicago and opposes many of the Chicago Teachers Union's positions. Democrats for Education...
  • Gov. Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn

    Gov. Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn
    Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is necessary for talent. The Republican has blasted Illinois' spending and state worker salaries as excessive....