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  • Dick Cheney Chicago appearance revisits Emanuel vice presidential controversy

    Dick Cheney Chicago appearance revisits Emanuel vice presidential controversy
    Pitching her new book during an appearance in Chicago today, Lynne Cheney and former Vice President Dick Cheney touched upon a controversial issue during his tenure that also involved a self-admitted stunt by then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel. Lynne Cheney,...
  • Libertyville's new draws: Milwalky Trace & Shakou

    Libertyville's new draws: Milwalky Trace & Shakou
    The last time I was in downtown Libertyville, I was hanging two stars on Tavern in the Town, an ambitious steak-and-seafooder with an impressive wine list. In my view, that was about the only reason to dine on this stretch of Milwaukee Avenue. That...
  • Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos

    Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos
    It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
  • Madigan 'seriously considering' running for governor

    Madigan 'seriously considering' running for governor
    As the list of candidates wanting to be the next governor of Illinois grows, Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she is still making up her mind about whether to enter the race. The decision is one that will have a ripple effect on the next election...
  • Emanuel declines to fire back at Preckwinkle

    Emanuel declines to fire back at Preckwinkle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to directly challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's recent criticisms of his crime-fighting and public schools strategies, instead talking about the passion they share for education and safe streets....
  • CPS head, lawmaker vow to work on truancy after Tribune series

    CPS head, lawmaker vow to work on truancy after Tribune series
    A top state lawmaker and the head of the Chicago Public schools on Monday vowed to support a high-level task force aimed at combating the crisis in K-8 grade absenteeism and truancy exposed by a recent Tribune series. Speaking at a drop-out prevention...
  • CPS head targets K-8 'dropout pipeline'

    Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett vowed Monday to move forcefully to address the city's crisis in K-8 truancy and absenteeism, declaring: "We must work to shut down the dropout pipeline." She said that "while the district has not fully...
  • Preckwinkle blasts Emanuel, quickly backs off

    Preckwinkle blasts Emanuel, quickly backs off
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday quickly backed off a public barb she tossed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his crime-fighting strategy, marking the second time in a little more than three months she has toned down off-the-cuff remarks....
  • Preckwinkle: "No offense, mayor"

    Preckwinkle: "No offense, mayor"
    Toni Preckwinkle is taking back some very critical comments she made about Mayor Emanuel.    While speaking at the Union League Club Thursday, the Cook County board president said Emanuel's solution to Chicago's street violence is "just to arrest...
  • Speaker Madigan: Daughter knew I wasn't going to retire

    Speaker Madigan: Daughter knew I wasn't going to retire
    When Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan publicly pulled the plug on a run for governor, she announced that she "never planned to run" for the state's top office as long as her father remained House speaker, given the inherent conflict. On Wednesday,...
  • Director William Friedkin comes home

    Director William Friedkin comes home
    William Friedkin, the director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” a pair of acclaimed Tracy Letts adaptations (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”) and author of “The Friedkin Connection,” a new...