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  • Homicides drop sharply after a violent 2012

    Homicides drop sharply after a violent 2012
    After a disastrous 2012 that saw Chicago garner national attention for its violence, homicides and shootings declined by double digits in 2013, the best numbers in half a century, according to the police department. On Thursday, in the waning days of...
  • Neither rain, snow nor, in this case, online shopping ...

    Neither rain, snow nor, in this case, online shopping ...
    In recent years, mail carriers have had fewer and fewer letters to deliver. Demand has dropped so much that the U.S. Postal Service, which lost $5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, tried to get Congress' approval to stop Saturday letter deliveries. So it...
  • Chicago media members name their least favorite celeb interviews of 2013

    Chicago media members name their least favorite celeb interviews of 2013
    There are few things more important to me than credibility. So when Pete Wentz told me Fall Out Boy wasn’t getting back together, only for Fall Out Boy to announce it was reuniting the same day my story ran in the Tribune and RedEye, I was furious....
  • Perspective: How to prepare Chicago students for real jobs

    Perspective: How to prepare Chicago students for real jobs
    When faced with daunting social and economic challenges, those of us in and around public policy have a duty to respond using the best assets at our disposal. Last Sunday, the Tribune used its best assets — powerful rhetoric, passionate commitment...
  • Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a democratic community

    Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a democratic community
    "Democracy needs to be reborn in each generation, and education is its midwife." -- John Dewey Students and parents across Chicago have thoughtful concerns about their schools but often feel that they have no way to effect change within the Chicago...
  • A breakthrough in public education

    A breakthrough in public education
    A hardy but largely uneducated and unskilled workforce from stockyards and meatpacking plants carried Chicago to economic greatness. Today's Chicago is an up-and-coming technology incubator and hub for research and innovation. The City of Big Shoulders is...
  • The real costs of gun crimes

    Gun violence is a major social problem in Chicago and other American cities. The Illinois legislature is considering a proposed law that would increase the mandatory minimum prison sentence for having an illegal gun to three years and would require people...
  • Perspective: Can improvement districts help save Chicago schools?

    Perspective: Can improvement districts help save Chicago schools?
    Struggling public schools in some Chicago neighborhoods only provide further incentive for middle-class families to choose suburban enclaves. But the story of urban planning that began with Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago is a tale of...
  • Chicago media members name their favorite celeb interviews of 2013

    Chicago media members name their favorite celeb interviews of 2013
    I have this moment once a year, sometimes twice. I’ll walk away from an interview or an event I just covered and won’t think about my deadline, how the article will turn out or what I could have done better, like I normally do. Instead, I&...
  • Saving Chicago from a fiscal mess

    Saving Chicago from a fiscal mess
    The Chicago Tribune's "Broken Bonds" series highlights many long-standing issues with Chicago's finances. This may be new territory for the Tribune, but the Emanuel administration was acutely aware of these issues before taking office in 2011 and has been...
  • A montage of favorite things for 2013

    A montage of favorite things for 2013
    Consider this a purge. A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...