Truth be told, slurs are common around the water cooler, reflecting a dehumanizing view of criminal defendants that comes from years of locking them up, one person of color at a time.
I'm leaving and I'm taking the kids. It's the ultimate threat -- the one that does its damage even as the words leave your mouth -- and a hallmark of a deep dysfunction. The Chicago Public Schools and I are locked in this weird relationship drama.
Law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly reviewing old cases and proudly reporting their mistakes. Prosecutors have launched conviction integrity units in San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Lake County (IL), Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Mothers, you are the change we are waiting for. Women are powerful and when we join together we have the ability to transform our world.
Leaky pipes can be a politician's best friend. Good government remains good politics. Gov. Quinn announced a loan to the city of Chicago to replace seven miles of aging, leaking, wheezing water pipeline with a "jobs, jobs, jobs" message.
When the governor proposes his FY 2014 budget in March, rather pushing another round of mental health funding cuts, Quinn needs to recommend more money for mental health care.
"Fire Madigan" was 2012 campaign strategy and brainchild of Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady. How do you spell flop? "Fire Madigan." So now, how should Illinois Republicans begin to regroup?
I believe an educated client makes the best health care decision for their pets. I recommend that you ask your veterinarian the following questions to help minimize your pet's anesthetic risks.
As some Chicago venues face accusations of being adverse to blacks, are these isolated incidents not uncommon to a large metropolitan area? Or does Chicago really have a race problem? A quartet of young African-American women aim to revamp the nightlife scene.
I got to Navy Pier, the venue for the excellent ExpoChicago, at least an hour before the reception for the donors supporting the Museum of Contemporary Art. Don't miss this show.
With all the hullabaloo, it's easy to overlook one of the most striking features of last week's strike: From park districts to libraries to not-for-profits to private homes -- almost every kid in this increasingly dangerous city had a safe place to ride out the strike.
An assessment on the needs of Chicagoland's LGBT Community, the first of its kind in nearly 10 years, has just been released. Among key findings, healthcare was the top concern, showing that we have to look at our lives in a holistic matter.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary Cook County budget for next year and she projects a 12 percent or $267.5 million gaping budget hole. And that's the good news. Next year it will be harder. Much harder.
Imagine being part of the discovery of something that potentially cracks the code to the origins of the universe by understanding the structure of matter.
Believe it or not, but Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has secured a ratified labor agreement, and its salary terms will likely serve as a template for the Chicago Teachers Union contract. Or at least they should.
There have been five wrongful arrest and brutality federal lawsuits filed against 19 Chicago Police officers in the last 60 days. For those who were actually charged, the charges were dropped, and it has all been ignored by the Chicago media.