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  • Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign

    Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign
    Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I appreciate your frustration regarding the newly emblazoned 20-foot-6-inch-high sign that now hangs over the riverfront near Michigan Avenue. I appreciate your concern that it is, as you put it, "tasteless" and that the...
  • Emanuel OK with Daley skipping Park Grill testimony

    Emanuel OK with Daley skipping Park Grill testimony
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that he is OK with former Mayor Richard M. Daley not testifying in the Park Grill trial, but at the same time lobbed some criticism, saying taxpayers were taken advantage of during Daley’s time in office. The current...
  • Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban

    Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban
    A Chicago alderman has put forward a proposal he says is the first step toward requiring the City Council to agree not to rehire city employees fired for misconduct. Ald. Patrick O'Connor, 40th, introduced a resolution to the City Council this week...
  • Ald. Burke says he'll have prostate cancer surgery Thursday

    Ald. Burke says he'll have prostate cancer surgery Thursday
    Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday. The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference. "When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
  • New York close to settling Central Park jogger case, reportedly for $40 million

    New York close to settling Central Park jogger case, reportedly for $40 million
    A proposed settlement of the civil rights suit brought by five men falsely imprisoned in the Central Park jogger case has gone to the New York comptroller’s office, a key step on the route to final approval. The proposed settlement of the racially...
  • The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago

    The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago
    If you had asked me a few weeks ago, I would have told you that the odds of George Lucas putting his new museum in Chicago were about 3,720 to 1. Someone must have mentioned that to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who then replied “never tell me the odds!&...
  • Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter is the greatest game they never saw

    Not being able to watch Josh Beckett's no-hitter was bad enough, but for the most of Los Angeles to miss our homegrown hero's masterpiece is a disgrace. Rich Hardt Long Beach :: As long as Dodgers pitchers keep throwing no-hitters this season,...
  • Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors

    Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors
    An alderman is calling for a hearing on a city deal to allow researchers to install data-collection sensors on Chicago light poles, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration first should have gotten City Council approval before going ahead with the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reforms haven't lived up to his billing

    Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reforms haven't lived up to his billing
    Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the "boldest move in criminal justice in decades," Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis that had appalled federal judges and stumped governors for two decades. Diverting thousands of...
  • David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here

    David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here
    Soccer star David Beckham's trouble finding a home for a 20,000-seat stadium in downtown Miami has him looking north, Broward County officials say. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief says she's asked all 31 cities to come forward with a list of possible...
  • Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...