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Mayor Rahm Emanuel

City Hall often fights to keep files secret in police abuse suits

Chicago Tribune | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration routinely fights turning over information in federal civil rights lawsuits against Chicago police officers, often ...

I Just Saved Rahm and CPS Millions During My Lunch Period

Dave Stieber | Posted 03.24.2016 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

We teachers have tried darn near everything to get you to realize that there are many ways to get additional funding for our schools and you refuse to do them. So we are left with no choice but to strike.

CPS -- A Petulant Child That Feigns Never Having Heard "No" Before

Dave Stieber | Posted 02.03.2016 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Yes, making sure a teacher is reasonably protected from the craziness that is CPS and paid fairly is still doing what is best for kids. A fair contract helps keep outstanding teachers from leaving this jacked up mayorally controlled undemocratic school system.

Frum-Alter Consensus: Cruz Now Favored, But Would Lose Worse Than Trump in November

Mark Green | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgTrump has surprised all by maintaining his lead. But Frum and Alter agree that: A) the Republican Party will splinter if he's chosen, and B) Cruz is too ideologically rigid for general election. So GOP has to pick its poison. Also: Not hard to explain Dem schadenfreude over whether Cruz is a natural born Canadian.

2015: Top Six Breakthroughs That Are Changing Your World

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The descent of the Republican presidential debate into new lows of demagoguery highlighted the emptiness of political discourse. And across the country, communities experienced the torrential downpours, record temperatures, floods, droughts, and firestorms predicted by climate change models. But 2015 also brought breakthroughs.

Want to Stop Police Killings? Then White People Need to Truly Care.

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.14.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

If you haven't heard the name Cedric Chatman, then you should know his name. Cedric is another tragic example of a black youth being killed by police ...

Lots of Children Left Behind

Matt Farmer | Posted 12.07.2015 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The natives were restless Thursday night at Audubon Elementary School in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. Hundreds of them -- Chicago Public Schools parents, teachers and principals -- sat shoulder-to-shoulder on folding chairs in a crowded third-floor gymnasium for a town hall meeting to discuss the financial mess that is CPS.

Spike Lee Blasts Chicago Mayor Over 'Chi-raq' Movie Title

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices

Spike Lee has received criticism from local officials ever since announcing his intentions to make a film highlighting black on black gun violence in ...

Fly the W: Why Can't Chicago City Hall Be More Like the Cubs?

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.19.2015 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

Thanks to the post-season success of the Cubs, Chicagoans are emanating a palpable sense of hope and unity. But as the North Siders square off against the New York Mets for the National League pennant, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is poised to deliver a crushing blow.

These Chicago Protesters Have Been Starving Themselves For 34 Days

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.20.2015 | Black Voices

For the past month, the same eight Chicago protesters have spent their days in front of Walter H. Dyett High School, a once-bustling but now vacant in...

What Can Chicago Learn From Baltimore?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.13.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Could Chicago see the kind of angst viewed in Baltimore last month and Ferguson last year? One Illinois professor says racially charged civil unrest and dissatisfaction with police in Chicago might be inevitable.

Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Film Title Draws Backlash From Local Officials

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices

The title of Spike Lee's upcoming film, 'Chiraq', has drawn some criticism in Chicago. The proposed project, which is reportedly set to highlight b...

Rahm Emanuel is the Progressive, Pro-Business Choice for Mayor

John Atkinson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Chicago
John Atkinson

Rahm Emanuel understands this all very well as his three terms in the White House under two Presidents taught him that you can have both. Examine some of his major initiatives and you see this philosophy in action.

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Chicago's Mayoral Race

Tio Hardiman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Chicago's upcoming Mayoral Race could be up for grabs with four strong contenders looking to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel this February. We have Dr. Willie Wilson, William "Dock" Walls, Alderman Bob Fioretti, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia.

Black Ties, Boleyns and News Boys: Three Shows in Four Days

Robert Bullen | Posted 02.14.2015 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The challenge was simple: Three wildly different shows in four days. My 68-year-old mother joined me and provided her input.

I Would Be So Thankful If Only Chicago Had an Elected School Board

Dave Stieber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

We have a school board that is handpicked by the mayor and therefor does whatever the mayor tells them to do, because if they go against him -- then guess what? They are no longer on the school board.

Kim Bellware

Lawmakers Call For Investigation Of Rahm Emanuel Campaign Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is under scrutiny for accepting what potentially could be considered illegal campaign cash from financial firms that ma...

Algal Blooms Threaten Public Health, Great Lakes Mayors Fight Back

Roger Germann | Posted 12.02.2014 | Chicago
Roger Germann

In response, last week Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel convened mayors from four states and two Canadian provinces, connected by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, for a Summit on Drinking Water Protection.

How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.29.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

For in creator Shonda Rhimes' ABC Network Thursday night three-show slate of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, race doesn't matter.

Lessons Learned in Englewood: 8 Years of Reflections From a CPS Teacher

Dave Stieber | Posted 11.24.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Teachers know that kids can detect a good teacher in the first few minutes of meeting us. Well, my Englewood students could detect a good teacher in seconds.

EXPO/CHICAGO Announces Participation of Premier Galleries and Citywide Celebration of ARTS and CULTURE

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

A well-traveled Tony Karman, President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO, recently returned from visiting Galleries in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Mexico City, Basel, Canada and Brussels.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Maintaining the Status Quo in Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.07.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

So the Chicago Mercantile Exchange wants a world-class education system yet will not give a minute fraction of its wealth and revenue to actually make this a reality?

Chicago Gears Up for the James Beard Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The impact of so many great chefs and excellent restaurants can be felt by the James Beard Foundation announcing its nominees in Chicago, rather than New York.

CNN Announces New Reality Show Rahm Emanuel: A Towering God Among Men

Spencer Green | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Following the success of Chicagoland, CNN has announced it will produce a new reality series titled Rahm Emanuel: A Towering God Among Men. "We haven'...