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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...
  • Emanuel OK with Daley skipping Park Grill testimony

    Emanuel OK with Daley skipping Park Grill testimony
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that he is OK with former Mayor Richard M. Daley not testifying in the Park Grill trial, but at the same time lobbed some criticism, saying taxpayers were taken advantage of during Daley’s time in office. The current...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • Sunset Boulevard flood raises serious questions about city leadership

    It may be too much to hope for, but now that Sunset Boulevard in Westwood is a giant sinkhole and UCLA is underwater, could the fragile, aging infrastructure of Los Angeles finally get the upgrade it needs? Sunset Boulevard, after all, is no ordinary...
  • SRO moratorium passes City Council

    SRO moratorium passes City Council
    The city will stop issuing permits to renovate so-called single-room occupancy residences for six months or until comprehensive SRO legislation is passed, the City Council decided Wednesday. The council approved the measure without discussion. The...
  • Chicago's first cardinal not afraid to lead in city -- and the world

    Chicago's first cardinal not afraid to lead in city -- and the world
    Seeing the red hat of Chicago's first Roman Catholic cardinal hanging from the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral, the city's next archbishop might well say to himself: "That is a tough act to follow." George Mundelein put the heartland on the...
  • Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list

    Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list
    Chicago aldermen today moved closer to agreeing not to hire workers who had been fired by the city for misconduct or left City Hall while facing allegations later deemed credible. The Committee on Workforce Development and Audit recommended making...
  • Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side

    Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side
    The building occupied by Canter Middle School until this summer, when it was shut down as part of massive districtwide school closings, would be taken over by the 7th and 8th graders attending Kenwood Academy in the fall of 2015 under a proposal by the...
  • Feds trying to extradite former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad from Pakistan

    Feds trying to extradite former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad from Pakistan
    Federal authorities are trying to extradite former Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad from Pakistan to face sentencing in a bribery scheme in Ohio he took part in before coming to work for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Ahmad fled in April to Pakistan, where he was...
  • City Hall details review of red light camera tickets

    City Hall details review of red light camera tickets
    City Hall plans to start sending out letters Friday to at least 9,000 drivers with details of the review process to determine whether the city sends them $100 refunds for red light camera citations issued during unexplained, suspicious spikes in tickets....
  • '10 questions for Karen Lewis'

     
    If you want to get a sense of how Mayor Rahm Emanuel's backers will go after Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis if Lewis decides to run against Emanuel, take a look at the text of "TEN QUESTIONS FOR KAREN......