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  • Council tricks deny voters voice on schools

    Council tricks deny voters voice on schools
    In the 1992 presidential campaign, President George H.W. Bush made a memorable gaffe. While speaking to a group of workers in New Hampshire, he read aloud a cue in his speech that writers had intended as an emotive stage instruction:
  • ‘Presto Joe’ makes more than just a school-reform idea vanish

     
    With one metaphorical, magical swing of his gavel, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, recently turned 96 hours into 48 hours and — zim zalla bim! — made a potential embarrassment for Mayor Rahm Emanuel disappear. Here’s the play-by-play: Several...

    Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of...

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships. The plum assignments come with...

    Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech

    Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office to begin his second term Monday and took the unusual step of focusing his inaugural address on a single issue: The lack of opportunity facing Chicago's disadvantaged youths. The mayor's decision to home in on...