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  • Chicago discriminates against those practicing their religious faith

    Regarding the city of Chicago’s practice of discriminating in its hiring practices against those of its citizens who have attended Catholic and other faith-based schools by giving preference to Chicago Public Schools graduates, it is disgraceful. In...
  • Catholic graduates at a disadvantage for city jobs

    There are more than 11,500 students attending Catholic high schools throughout the city of Chicago. I have experienced firsthand their intelligence, work ethic, optimism and solid moral foundation. Unfortunately, due to the city of Chicago’s...
  • CPS trying to unload dozens of closed schools

    CPS trying to unload dozens of closed schools
    More than a year after Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools for under-enrollment, there has been little progress on finding new uses for most of the now-empty buildings. Just three of the buildings have been opened for bidding to potential...
  • End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters

    End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters
    Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
  • Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies

    Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies
    After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed...
  • Suzanne Minn, Chicago schoolteacher, 1937-2014

    Growing up in Detroit during the 1940s, Suzanne Minn saw signs posted at hotels and restaurants indicating that Jews were not welcome, according to her family. "She remembered it as a very segregated city, not just between blacks and whites, but with...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago
    Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. Facing concerns over crime, education...
  • Emanuel uses Little League team to try for campaign boost

    Emanuel uses Little League team to try for campaign boost
    It’s often noted that Mayor Rahm Emanuel once proclaimed it’s politically wise to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Now, it appears he’s applying the same principle to success. In an email message sent out yesterday...
  • Mother, daughter cook up non-dystopian teen reading list

    Mom says ... If you're reading this, it's probably because you are not in the middle of a futuristic fight for the survival of the human race. So maybe you've got a minute to idly ponder what teens are reading these days: a lot of teens in a...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition

    Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition
    Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. At the same time, a strong majority of those surveyed continue to...