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.
Because I love teachers and respect unions, when NBC Chicago reported that more than 90 percent of teachers had given the OK to strike, my heart sank.
If passed, the House Violence Against Women Act bill could leave many marginalized communities defenseless against abusers. It begs the question: are certain groups of women expandable to our leaders?
As we prepare for Mother's Day this year, busy with our brunch reservations and floral orders, I'd like to take a moment to discuss what many Chicago moms truly need this May: economic security.
The Illinois Republican Party's latest financial disclosure report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections demands some answers from State Party Chairman Pat Brady and other party officials.
In the spite of the public relations razzle-dazzle, the substance of the mayor's strategy is unshakably sound.
According to Human Rights Watch, the arrest rate for sexual assault in Illinois is only 11 percent. There's good news to report on the law enforcement front.
In Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session he imagines what would happen if a young C. S. Lewis and Dr. Freud were to spend an afternoon together debating softball topics such as, oh, the meaning of life and the existence of God.
To curb this controversy and really, truly bring awareness to the anti-bullying movement, The Weinstein Company should release Bully directly to online platforms, free of charge.
At a brief 83 minutes, the Duplass brothers' fourth film is laborious and elicited many checks of the clock. It's exhausting.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been actively wading into Democratic legislative primary fights. And Emanuel did so again recently, throwing his support to Christian Mitchell. What will Rahm's support reel in that Mitchell lacks?
In Springfield Rahm was on roll. Rahm Emanuel put his formidable political persuasive powers behind doable deals. Springfield morphed from Springfiend to Springfriend for a Chicago mayor. Until now.
Emanuel and Preckwinkle this week released a joint budget efficiency report that revealed that the two governments have saved taxpayers $20 million in the last six months. It also revealed a difference in public relations between the two.