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  • John Kass: Obama, Emanuel need to put Chicago's kids first

    On the Chicago block where that 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach, a victim of the city's murderous gang wars, there was a woman watering her flowers. "Please don't put my name," she said, her thumb directing the spray. "Don't put my name." Her arm...
  • Trump sign could lead to needed regulations

     Trump sign could lead to needed regulations
    Some people are tired of the debate over the Trump sign. Not me. It's a healthy discussion, at least if you discount Donald Trump's personal attacks. The debate raises important questions about the presence of commercial signs along the evolving civic gem...
  • John Kass: Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage

    Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades -- as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...
  • Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf

    Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf
    The Cubs are the worst team in the majors and haven't scored a run in 20 innings but Wednesday's low point of the season had little to do with baseball. Mayor Rahm Emanuel embarrassed the Cubs behind the microphone as badly as any pitcher has on the...
  • As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe

     As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs. But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
  • Mayor Antoinette, don't give us no cheesecake

    Mayor Antoinette, don't give us no cheesecake
    Rahm Emanuel, the beloved mayor of Chicago, has a problem. He's beloved by the national media, by uber-wealthy Democrats on the coasts, by reporters he served with leaks and tips in New York and Washington, and by his loyal straight man Jimmy Fallon....
  • 'A Clown Car Named Desire' ★★★★

    'A Clown Car Named Desire' ★★★★
    "I see people out front," observes the sad-eyed man at the Second City e.t.c., "just crying." And the locale of this carefully observed locus of human misery? A closed Chicago school? A funeral home? City Hall? Nope — Aldi. Crying at what? The...
  • City Council wants reform the Chicago Way

     City Council wants reform the Chicago Way
    The national view of Chicago Democratic politicians is that they're messianic reformers like the young Moses we sent to Washington, or they're colorful yet environmentally green rogues with short shanks and hot tempers. Unfortunately, what came out of...
  • Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94

    Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94
    Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal. In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...
  • Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage

    Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage
    Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades — as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...
  • New signs at Wrigley should send a message

     New signs at Wrigley should send a message
    Now that gigantic signs have been approved for Wrigley Field — and the Cubs begin their inevitable march to World Series glory — there is but one question: What words of wisdom should be plastered all over those humongous signs that will...