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  • 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.
  • New alderman still rightly proud of his arrest record

    New alderman still rightly proud of his arrest record
    "I'm probably the first candidate who posted his arrest record on his website before he was elected alderman," Brian Hopkins, Chicago's new 2nd Ward alderman, said with a laugh. It was actually a column I wrote, headlined "Former 'outlaw' runs for...

    The math works for Rahm's pension fix, but not the politics

    The math works for Rahm's pension fix, but not the politics
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been complaining on the campaign trail about the "dual taxation" of city residents, stating at last week's debate that "Chicago is the only municipality that pays twice for teachers' pensions: one for our teachers and the one for...

    Meeks still battling for more school funding

    Meeks still battling for more school funding
    After years of fighting with fellow Democrats to improve public school funding in Illinois, former state Sen. James Meeks has switched sides. He's now chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, appointed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, whom he...

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A series of add-...