It takes resolute determination and abiding faith in our democracy to put yourself on the line. These are some of the qualities I most admire about U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun.
What should a good education include? Interim schools CEO Mazany lays out a vision of high-quality learning that made no mention of high test scores, but does include teaching students to be critical thinkers.
When Chicago's race ends next month, there's a more issues-driven race that can perhaps occupy the interests of the national audience.
So I sent the post on Chicago's nonprofits and the opportunity to impact the 2011 Mayoral election to a number of local nonprofit leaders and scholars...
What is to become of Mayor Daley's goal of making Chicago the greenest city in America, if not the world, after he steps down in May?
The stakes couldn't be higher. Due to state and local budget woes area nonprofits are being decimated. Many are operating in a state of perpetual crisis.
Cracks have begun to appear in the wall protecting Rahm Emanuel. New, critical voices are coming through, making his cakewalk into the mayor's office a little more slippery.
You're going to need a website. Many of you have them, but there are a few surprises in the pool that don't. Danny Davis and Roland Burris, I'm talking to you when I say the web is really important.
Games will be played, and deception will occur -- this is the nature of the political beast. But for sure, this spring, there will be a new Mayor in City Hall.
As you consider the qualifications of the mayoral candidates, make sure your final vote goes to the person who recognizes the importance of supporting and empowering women.
This month, as Chicago's mayoral candidates throw their hat in the ring, there is one issue that will most likely get a lot of attention: violence.
Chicago politics is up for grabs and the entire landscape will change. The Fifth Floor will not be the same. Change is in the air and is approa...
Our streets are short thousands of cops, and that's no secret to the gang-bangers shooting it out across the city.
A month after the city was rebuffed in its Olympics bid, the financial hand wringing has returned. The smokescreen Daley spread over the city's economic disasters for the IOC has dissipated.