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  • McCarthy: On crime, 'We're having a perception issue'

    McCarthy: On crime, 'We're having a perception issue'
    Amid media reports highlighting Chicago’s rise in homicides and shootings so far this year, police Superintendent Garry McCarthysaid Tuesday he is facing “a perception issue” when it comes to crime. Speaking to the Union League Club...
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Dozens more concerts and 'Carols' for your Chicago December

    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
  • 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....
  • Retire this scandalous pension imbalance! -- Cullerton has a plan to stop a teacher pension funding system that cheats Chicago

     
    It ain't fair. About 14 percent of the public school teachers in Illinois work for Chicago Public Schools, yet this year just 2 percent of the money the state invested in teacher pensions went to the separate fund earmarked for......
  • Gingrich: Renew the spirit of Philadelphia

     
    Update: When asked about his presidential run, Gingrich told reporters in Philadelphia to watch social media sites likeTwitter and Facebook next week. (h/t Philadelphia Inquirer's Tom Fitzgerald) Newt Gingrich, a Pennsylvania native who - as reported on...
  • Picture 'priceless'

    Picture 'priceless'
    After taking a vacation in Rome for a few months, Claude Monet's "Pommiers en fleurs" ("Apple Trees in Blossom") was welcomed back to its longtime home at the Union League Club in late July. A relatively small group of people, perhaps some 125 of them,...
  • Gold Coast woman held in scholarship embezzling

    A Gold Coast woman who served as executive director of a scholarship foundation has been ordered held on $300,000 bail after being charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from the organization. Christina Madej, 58, appeared before Cook County Criminal...
  • Jim Webb stays cagey on VP prospects

     
    by Azam Ahmed Virgina Sen. Jim Webb, a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, hit Chicago to promote his book Friday and behaved...like someone who didn't want to ruin any shot at joining his party's national....
  • Bush: 'Welcome to my hanging'

     
    by Frank James President Bush evidently tries to keep a sense of humor about his low popularity with most of the American people. In Philadelphia Saturday to attend the annual football classic, the Army-Navy Game, Bush also made a......
  • In Chicago, Biden predicts Giannoulias win

     
    by Mike Memoli Vice President Biden acknowledged today the symbolism that would come with Republican victories in the Senate races in Delaware and Illinois this fall, potentially taking the seats once held by President Obama and himself. But at least........
  • Shrouded in mystery? Sen. Bill Brady's cotton-candy budget plan is no secret

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn got off a zinger Thursday morning after the conclusion of the Tribune's endorsement interview session with the five candidates for governor. I approached him outside the editorial board room to get his response to an emerging theme......