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  • The words of Mayor Richard Daley

    The words of Mayor Richard Daley
    • Announcing his campaign for mayor in 1988: "I may not be the best speaker in town. But I know how to run a government and how to bring people together." •Defending himself in 1992 after a critic called him emotionally immature: "I am...
  • Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors

    Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors
    Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach. Chicago's...
  • Daley's decades

    Daley's decades
    "… And as we enter this new season, it's time to leave behind old setbacks, disappointments and battles. Because in the campaign for a better Chicago, we're all allies. Our common opponents are crime and ignorance, waste and fraud, poverty and...
  • Gov. Brown Undergoes Surgery For Cancerous Growth

    Gov. Brown Undergoes Surgery For Cancerous Growth
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- California Governor Jerry Brown underwent surgery last week to remove a cancerous growth from his nose, his office said Saturday. The growth was removed Friday after tests revealed it may be basal cell carcinoma, a common type of...
  • Chicago to host NATO, G-8 in 2012

    Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well. The new...
  • AT PEACE, AT LAST: AFTER 11 YEARS AND AN EMOTIONAL PARADE, VIETNAM VETS FINALLY FEEL WELCOME

    AT PEACE, AT LAST: AFTER 11 YEARS AND AN EMOTIONAL PARADE, VIETNAM VETS FINALLY FEEL WELCOME
    This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine.    At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...
  • What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest

    What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Sunday Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room — Judy Hevrdejs, reporter Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
  • Community Commentary: Be part of the solution, not the problem

    In the past few months, Costa Mesa residents have been forced to endure lie after lie from the Orange County Employees Assn. in its sordid effort to stop fiscal reform in our great city. First, it was the negative attack ads against the mayor that preyed...
  • OCEA manager: E-mails forwarded, not intercepted

    Orange County Employees Assn. General Manager Nick Berardino has clarified a statement he made at the 2011 California Democratic Convention a few weeks ago, where he said his union had "intercepted" e-mails from Republicans. Someone videotaped Berardino'...
  • Washington becomes first state to suspend presidential primary

    Washington becomes first state to suspend presidential primary
    Washington became the first U.S. state to suspend its 2012 presidential primary election on Thursday, a move signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire to save some $10 million from the state budget. The state will rely on a precinct caucus-...
  • Literary journalism finds new platforms

    Literary journalism finds new platforms
    When National Book Award-winning novelist William T. Vollmann went to Japan this spring to report on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant from inside the contamination zone, he did what any journalist would do. He bought a dosimeter to chart the...