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  • London's dual role as commissioner, lobbyist has mayor demanding client list

    London's dual role as commissioner, lobbyist has mayor demanding client list
    Keith London wears two hats: City commissioner and lobbyist. Mayor Joy Cooper, his longtime nemesis, wants to know who London counts as clients. So far, he's not saying. Cooper posed the question twice during two commission meetings in December....
  • Pakistan military wins free rein against terrorists

    ISLAMABAD Ten days after Taliban militants massacred 148 mostly children at an army-run school in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, the nation's politicians this week gave the military two years' carte blanche to wage, as it saw fit, the decisive...
  • Dear GOP: Show, don't tell

    Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I'm forgetting, here's something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The "P" in POTUS stands for "President," not "Pundit." I understand that the Seinfeldian faux-...
  • A one-man revolution

    Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular reform pressure, as...
  • What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress

    What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress
    If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014. It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...
  • Veteran politician Evans Paul nominated for prime minister of Haiti

    Former Port-au-Prince mayor and veteran politician Evans Paul was nominated as prime minister by President Michel Martelly on Thursday in the latest attempt to resolve a political crisis over long-delayed elections in Haiti. Paul, who rose to political...
  • 2015 preview: Oak Park and La Grange

    2015 preview: Oak Park and La Grange
    The coming year could produce a sales tax increase in La Grange, a decision on a new pool for Oak Park and River Forest High School and permission for bars to open in Oak Park. Also ahead in 2015, ground is expected to be broken for a new development on...
  • Harvey residents detail life in 'lawless' suburb

     Harvey residents detail life in 'lawless' suburb
    On Sangamon Street near the northern border of Harvey sit two, crisp 1½-story houses. In the gray one, Ruth Cameron raised two daughters who went off to college. One came back and bought the blue one next door. Together, the women describe a growing...
  • Who's been naughty and nice in 2014

    It's not only Santa who makes lists and checks them twice. Editorial writers do too. Here's who's getting coal and who's getting candy from us in 2014. Nice: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), for doggedly insisting on the release of the 499-page...
  • Internet, religion and 'The Interview': Letters

    Internet, religion and 'The Interview': Letters
    Internet users, abusers We are "hoist by our own petard." We have created the Internet, which most of us believe is the greatest way to spread information. It educates millions who never had access to schooling. For the older generation, like me,...
  • Does NATO want Ukraine?

     Does NATO want Ukraine?
    Talk about poking the bear with a sharp stick. Ukraine's parliament overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to rile Russian President Vladimir Putin by moving to join NATO. If that happens, another of Russia's neighbors would come under the protective umbrella of...