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  • Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    In 1929, when rivals killed seven members of Bugs Moran's gang, the world was shocked. Chicago's image as a corrupt, violent city was emblazoned in memory around the world. More than eight decades later, if you stroll around Europe and tell people you...
  • Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief

    Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped a close friend, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to head a search committee to recommend top candidates for Chicago’s next aviation commissioner, officials said Wednesday. The effort to conduct what...
  • Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste

     Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste
    When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge. A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • Englewood, Whole Foods: A neighborhood achievement

    Englewood, Whole Foods: A neighborhood achievement
    In covering the recent groundbreaking for a Whole Foods grocery store in Englewood , the Tribune described it as a "socio-economic experiment." If this were a stand-alone project, parachuted into the neighborhood, that description might be accurate. But...
  • Residents brace for another violent weekend

     Residents brace for another violent weekend
    Linda Hayes has no plans to venture outside her West Englewood home this weekend, even with a favorable weather report and invitations to several gatherings. Instead, she intends to spend the next 72 hours inside her home, a hostage to the gun...
  • CPD should change how it counts shooting numbers

    As I read the article regarding the murder of Jasmine Curry as she drove on the Dan Ryan Expressway, I was saddened that yet another senseless murder had occurred. But then my emotions morphed to anger, as it was reported that because of a quirk of...
  • Illinois Supreme Court should take up term limits amendment

    Illinois Supreme Court should take up term limits amendment
    It's been more than two weeks since a proposed constitutional amendment to limit the terms of Illinois lawmakers was knocked off the Nov. 4 ballot by a Cook County Circuit Court judge. Judge Mary Mikva said the measure — a citizens' initiative...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses
    A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018. In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...
  • CPS traditional schools see drop in funding under plan

    CPS traditional schools see drop in funding under plan
    While Chicago Public Schools officials maintain they do everything to keep budget cuts away from the classroom, the proposed operating budget for the coming school year decreases funding to 504 traditional neighborhood schools by $72 million. The budget...