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  • Speak Out: Not another Bush as president

    Speak Out: Not another Bush as president
    We do not need another Bush in the White House. I am Republican, and I will never vote for another Bush. We don't need Hillary Clinton because we don't need another Clinton. We need somebody with fresh ideas and not old ideas. We need somebody like...
  • City promised upgrades near Obama library

    City promised upgrades near Obama library
    If the Barack Obama Presidential Center is built in Washington Park, the city envisions a walking community, where visitors would step off a CTA Green Line train and stroll along decoratively landscaped sidewalks, lined with pedestrian scale lighting...
  • Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal

     Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal
    Newly released emails from City Hall show how a controversial consulting firm played up its clout with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and Chicago Public Schools before securing a multimillion-dollar no-bid contract now at the center of a federal...
  • Chicago surveys fliers as Rahm's rhetoric on O'Hare express train heats up

     Chicago surveys fliers as Rahm's rhetoric on O'Hare express train heats up
    The CTA and the city of Chicago are surveying thousands of passengers who use O'Hare International Airport to learn more about their trips, focusing on how people commute to and from the airport. The $280,000 survey that runs through June asks how...
  • Check off one City Council reform. More to go

    Check off one City Council reform. More to go
    We were beginning to wonder if Chicago aldermen were serious about having a real voice in decisions about the city's finances. It's been nearly 18 months, after all, since the City Council voted to hire itself a team to provide guidance on the budget...
  • Chicago area farmers market season opens

     Chicago area farmers market season opens
    Some 150 farmers markets, at least seven of them new this year, will bring the bounty of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan to Chicago and suburban shoppers hungry for just-picked fresh produce after a record-setting cold winter (and spring, brrr)....
  • The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered

    The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered
    In 2004, two days after he squeaked to re-election by 2.4 percentage points, President George W. Bush did a verbal end-zone dance at a news conference. "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he said. "It...
  • Website targets Chicago landlords, condos skirting recycling law

    Website targets Chicago landlords, condos skirting recycling law
    A public service announcement: If you live in a Chicago apartment or condo building that DOES NOT offer recycling, please go to MyBuildingDoesntRecycle.com. You will not be alone. Since Claire Micklin launched the site in late January, more than 1,700...
  • Cubs owner Ricketts buys Wrigley rooftop buildings

    Cubs owner Ricketts buys Wrigley rooftop buildings
    Just two months into the baseball season, the Cubs are exceeding fans' expectations and creating a national buzz with one of the best records in the National League. But, quietly, progress also is being made off the field as team Chairman Tom Ricketts...
  • CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags

    CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's formula for fixing Chicago Public Schools has always put a priority on building better leaders, so it could have been a setback for the mayor's agenda when a prominent education nonprofit balked at funding a training program for...
  • Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget

     Emanuel waiting for Springfield smoke to clear on budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said the new City Council and his administration would hold off on considering how to raise money to plug massive budget and pension holes. Before having those tough talks on which taxes and fees the city should raise,...