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  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall
    In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
  • Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism

    Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent the last four years criticizing the financial shape predecessor Richard M. Daley left Chicago in, though rarely mentioning him by name. On Monday, Daley endorsed Emanuel for a second term. “(Rahm) is working hard...
  • 'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential

    'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential
    (Post mayoral election predictions here) Several recent "crime alert" email newsletters in my Northwest Side neighborhood have contained evidence of an alarming trend. So-called crash-and-grab burglars, those who ram stolen vehicles through the...
  • Democrats hold struggling moms hostage in day care dilemma

    Democrats hold struggling moms hostage in day care dilemma
    Alejandra Ortiz does her best to provide for her family. After her sons were born, the Colombian immigrant put her pursuit of a college degree on hold to work full time. Her paycheck isn't enough to make ends meet, so Ortiz participates in a state...
  • Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game

    Rep. Schock reimburses taxpayers for private plane to Bears game
    Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for a total of more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned. The newly revealed expenses encompass...
  • Julian Kern announces bid for Allentown Council

     Julian Kern announces bid for Allentown Council
    Another candidate has thrown his name into the ring for Allentowon City Council. Julian Kern, a Democrat, will be seeking a position on the board, he announced late last week. Kern, 29, is an east side resident who works for a security company. He is...
  • Family legacy looms over Jeb Bush's campaign

    WASHINGTON -- The sure-footed start of Jeb Bush's bid for the Oval Office began with a money blitzkrieg that helped drive Mitt Romney out of the running for 2016. It may well claim other casualties among the large crowd of other Republican presidential...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy

    Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy
    There is little that Hillary Rodham Clinton could have said or done to instantly quell the controversy surrounding her private email account and, by that meager standard, Tuesday’s 20-minute news conference lived up to expectations. Supporters...
  • Mayor's race in runoff

    This runoff creates a real opportunity for the voters. Now that the election is focused between two candidates, we need to hear precisely what their specific plans are to deal with the city's financial crisis, including if they plan to raise taxes. We...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities

    Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities
    Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview. Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
  • Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's

    Jeb Bush casts his foreign policy views as distinct from his brother's
    Jeb Bush carefully attempted to open up distance between himself and his brother, President George W. Bush, in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, suggesting that in the Mideast, he would value stability even if that meant supporting...