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  • What would Chuy do??? The better question is, What has Rahm done?

    What would Chuy do??? The better question is, What has Rahm done?
    Chicago is hemorrhaging cash, with impossible sums of money owed after the mayoral election, and little but smoke and sweet dreams on how to pay for it. What's absolutely amazing is that the mayoral campaign at this stage isn't a referendum on Mayor...
  • CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign

    CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign
    The head of a Chicago Public Schools principals' group again condemned privatized school custodian contracts Thursday, including an $80 million deal connected to NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson, another of whose firms has since donated $250,000...
  • 'Magic' Johnson and the mayor: $250,000 donated after $80 million CPS deal

    'Magic' Johnson and the mayor: $250,000 donated after $80 million CPS deal
    A week before the February city election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood alongside Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his billionaire business partner to announce their $10 million donation for a summer jobs program in the city's toughest neighborhoods. The event...
  • Talk of the County: Mayor's suicide comment was inappropriate

    Talk of the County: Mayor's suicide comment was inappropriate
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com Suicide is not a joke Regarding...
  • By 6:15, the debate between Emanuel and Garcia was as good as over

    By 6:15, the debate between Emanuel and Garcia was as good as over
    You knew it would come, everybody knew it would come: How can City Hall make a mandatory $550 million payment to police and fire pension funds? Sure enough, kaboom, first question. What followed was Monday evening's mayoral debate, reduced to its essence:...
  • Emanuel, Garcia to meet in first one-on-one debate

    Emanuel, Garcia to meet in first one-on-one debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Monday evening for the first of three scheduled head-to-head debates before the April 7 runoff election. The hourlong debate will be televised live at 6 p.m. on WMAQ-Ch. 5 and in Spanish on...
  • Devil in the details with city finances

    Devil in the details with city finances
    In the telling of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his four years in office have been a clinic in bold and decisive response to financial crisis while election rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is a man without a plan who would dig the hole deeper for city taxpayers. The...
  • How to save our city

    How to save our city
    On Friday I will release my plan to restore fiscal sanity to our city. First, it is important to remember how we got here. Over four years, the Emanuel administration has systematically weakened the city's bond ratings and our fiscal health. Residents...
  • 'Game of Thrones' the most Chicago show on television

     'Game of Thrones' the most Chicago show on television
    When those baby dragons crawled upon the milky white skin of the future queen of the world — and began growling in the way of fire-breathing creatures — I just knew that "Game of Thrones" was a winner. And now moving into its fifth season on...
  • Find a new Lucas museum site while you can

     Find a new Lucas museum site while you can
    The ruling stops well short of saying that filmmaker George Lucas cannot put a museum on Chicago's lakefront. U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah only rejected a City Hall motion to quash a lawsuit objecting to such a land grab for the benefit of the "Star...
  • Aldermen remember Thompson as a quiet fighter

    Aldermen remember Thompson as a quiet fighter
    JoAnn Thompson was remembered Tuesday at a special Chicago City Council meeting as a fierce fighter for the South Side neighborhoods she represented, an alderman whose quiet demeanor masked her disdain for dishonesty. Colleagues said Thompson's low-...