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  • Chicago OKs $5.5 million in reparations for police torture victims

    Chicago OKs $5.5 million in reparations for police torture victims
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve a historic $5.5-million reparations fund for torture victims of the notorious Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue detectives.
  • Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape

    Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape
    On Chicago's West Side, massive structures that once housed Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s headquarters remain reasonably well-preserved but empty since redevelopment efforts a decade ago fell victim to the housing crash. Now, a financing agreement approved...

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...

    Keep E15 optional in Chicago

    The idea of mandating the sale of E15 gasoline in Chicago is poor public policy. As the operator of five independent gas stations across the city of Chicago, my businesses would be negatively impacted by this mandate, and my customers would be harmed...

    Manufacturing lab hopes to go digging for data

    Manufacturing lab hopes to go digging for data
    Dean Bartles is hungry for data. The executive director of the newly created Digital Lab for Manufacturing wants to know everything about the machines used by small manufacturers in the area. How fast do they work? How many parts can they produce?...