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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...

    Rogers Park street sign brings Bangladesh political feud to Chicago

    Rogers Park street sign brings Bangladesh political feud to Chicago
    The request to put up a pair of familiar brown street signs on North Clark Street in Rogers Park sailed through the Chicago City Council, joining the 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years. This one, however, didn't end up a...