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  • 'Whose schools? Our schools!'

     
    By Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • There's a core of substance in Mark Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

     
    Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......
  • Democrats turn ribbon-cutting into Obama jobs bill rally

    Democrats turn ribbon-cutting into Obama jobs bill rally
    Illinois politicos today flocked to the city’s Englewood neighborhood, turning a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail project into a rally in support of President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs program. Among the dignitaries in attendance was U....
  • Latest NCAA graduation rates show Congressman Rush's rant off target

    Latest NCAA graduation rates show Congressman Rush's rant off target
    Chicago politics is rougher than any football game you're likely to encounter, so it's no surprise that congressman Bobby Rush, who represents the city's South Side, can, even at age 64, drop the verbal hammer. But Rush's haymaker Tuesday at the NCAA was...
  • D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up

    D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up
    Staffs of Illinois lawmakers were "a bit unnerved" by today's earthquake but left their offices in good order with no injuries reported. "I've got a whole new view of the lyrics, 'I feel the Earth move under my feet,' " quipped Sharon Jenkins,...
  • 4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today

    4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today
    Four teenagers were wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. The scene of the shooting is just blocks from  Woodlawn Center South, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to meet...
  • Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation

    Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation
    A $30.5 million federal grant will be used to renovate a Woodlawn affordable housing complex in a move city leaders hope makes the building an anchor for revitalizing the neighborhood. Chicago was one of five U.S. cities to get an inaugural “Choice...
  • White House to hold conference at UIC on government working with nonprofits

    White House to hold conference at UIC on government working with nonprofits
    WASHINGTON — The White House will hold a conference Tuesday at the University of Illinois at Chicago in which Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others will discuss how government can partner with non-profit groups on jobs, economic development, anti-violence...
  • Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot

    Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot
    Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary. The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
  • Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing

    Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing
    The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington. But the opportunity doesn’t come...