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  • What looks like murder to mom doesn't appear so to police

     What looks like murder to mom doesn't appear so to police
    Chicago's murder problem can be seen from different angles. One is from outside a desolate West Side warehouse, a place where junkies trot off to get high, where I happened to meet the mother of a victim. Alice Groves walked gingerly among the garbage...
  • How can Chicago attract more tourists?

     How can Chicago attract more tourists?
    Chicago is hosting the U.S. Travel Association's trade show, which starts this weekend at McCormick Place. The city aims to attract 55 million tourists a year by 2020; we asked six people how Chicago can reach its goal. Tout 'the great American city'...
  • Emanuel, firefighters reach contract deal

    Emanuel, firefighters reach contract deal
    The Chicago firefighters union leadership has reached a tentative agreement with City Hall on a new contract that will reportedly include an 11 percent raise over five years. Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Thomas Ryan said the pact will...
  • In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate

    In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate
    It may be comforting to someone somewhere — though I'm hard-pressed to figure out who or where — to know that Riccardo Muti, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, believes that Chicago is "the most elegant...
  • Tweaks to Chicago's rideshare ordinance address price surging

    Tweaks to Chicago's rideshare ordinance address price surging
    When rideshare companies go into surge pricing mode during peak times such as rush hour, bad weather and holidays, they would have to provide riders with true fare quotes in dollars, under key changes to Mayor Emanuel's proposal to regulate the industry....
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 10

    Availability of guns Perhaps the National Rifle Association would like to explain to the families and friends of those killed in Fort Hood how it was that a serving soldier described as mentally unstable and documented as receiving psychiatric...
  • Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.

    Heads up, City Hall. You have to pay for pension repairs.
    The Illinois General Assembly delivered a special package Tuesday to the Chicago City Council: a pension fix that probably requires aldermen to raise property taxes — less than a year before they stand for re-election. Given the terrible...
  • CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public high schools

    CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public high schools
    Chicago Public Schools said today that the standardized test being used for the first time in applications to the city’s top selective enrollment schools will also be required for private school students, but that those children won’t have...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 09

    Reagan history A number of letters to the editor unfavorably compare Barack Obama's foreign policy behavior with that of President Ronald Reagan's. As one representative letter put it, when Reagan was president, "nations feared and respected us." But...
  • Second City 'thanks' Rahm Emanuel for potholes

    Second City 'thanks' Rahm Emanuel for potholes
    Now that's a pot shot.  The Second City Network continued Wednesday it's string of spot-on shorts about Chicago's winter with a video thanking Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the city's potholes.  Who would do such a thing? Tire sale and repair company...
  • International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile

     International travel show: Chicago aims to raise its profile
    The Shannon Rovers played the bagpipes, green-jacketed volunteers and labor reps cheered wildly and the Chicago Bucket Boys street performers tapped out frenetic rhythms as international travel buyers and journalists wound their way into McCormick Place...