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  • A salute to former Mayor Jane Byrne

    What a perfect salute to former Mayor Jane Byrne to rename the park next to the Water Tower in her honor. Indeed, she is a survivor. While Byrne made history as the only woman to hold the office of mayor of Chicago, or any other major city, I don't...
  • Obama, Emanuel need to put Chicago's kids first

    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...
  • Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be? Really, really dumb. Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...
  • Mary Poppins wants to be paid in 'more than fun'

    Mary Poppins wants to be paid in 'more than fun'
    In the modern version of Mary Poppins, the magical English nanny wants a raise because she can’t live on minimum wage. At least that’s the version by parody website “Funny or Die.” In the video sketch, actress Kristen Bell...
  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
  • 'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today

    'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today
    A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today. The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

    Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees
    Everyone with a phone billed to a Chicago address would be hit with a 911 fee increase by Oct. 1 under a measure the City Council Finance Committee endorsed Tuesday. With a solid majority of the 50 aldermen signed on — and Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline

    CTA crimes down amid overall ridership decline
    Mayor Emanuel and the CTA on Tuesday heralded a nearly 22 percent decrease in thefts and robberies on the CTA, the most common crimes reported on the system. The announcement comes just days after Chicago police announced charges in the July 16 armed...
  • Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

    Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot
    An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot. That increases to 10 the number of queries to be...
  • City Council proving it's ready for reform

    City Council proving it's ready for reform
    One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...
  • 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...