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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...

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
    During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...

    Hansen, Romanek apparent winners in 9th judicial races; Goldish holds solid lead

    Is the Evanston City Council a launch pad for an attorney aspiring to a career on the bench? It might seem that way, based on unofficial results in the 9th Subcircuit judicial race. Former 9th Ward Alderman Anjana Hansen, a former assistant state’...