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It's Groundhog Day at CPS

Matt Farmer | Posted 09.17.2015 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Five years ago, on September 15, 2010, a group of mothers began a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The mothers took this action only after trying unsuccessfully for years to get a library for their kids' school.

Closure Not an Option in David Koschman Case

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 05.17.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Koschman, 5'5" and 125 pounds, got "mouthy" and a 6'3", 230 pound ex-football player punched him in the face. Koschman, knocked unconscious, fell backward to the ground, where the back of his head crashed against the pavement.

What's Justice Got to Do With It?

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

"I'm looking for someone to explain justice," said Grace Slattery to a reporter. Slattery was lamenting the comparatively stiff prison sentence her son Patrick had received for his part in a patronage scandal under ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley.

The Death of Innocents

David Protess | Posted 11.02.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

For the first time in 35 years, Anthony McKinney was no longer in the custody of the State. Since 1978, McKinney had been imprisoned at the Dixon Correctional Center despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. But death proved to be his only way out.

The Police Code of Silence: What Will Mayor Emanuel Do?

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Once again, it appears to be "business as usual" when it comes to police brutality, the code of silence, and official cover-up in Chicago.

Race for the Whitehouse: Put Your Money on the Chicago Boys

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

In 2012, the Chicago Boys will not let their Democratic colleagues go soft. In the homestretch of the presidential race, Obama, Axelrod, Emanuel and Messina will try to bring back their 2008 formula of success: money, message and get out the vote.

Royko Is Still the Boss

Keith Koeneman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

Boss is a classic, one of the great books of American literature. If you've never read it, I recommend it to you. Chicago is a much changed city since it was written, but Rokyo's words still carry insights into our city and politics.

Obama Staff Profiles: Valerie Jarrett

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Like the original "Kingmaker" of the 15th century's War of the Roses, who 'made' Richard III, Valerie Jarrett plays the same role to Barack Hussein Obama.

WATCH: Daley Weighs In On Rahm's Performance So Far

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley had little to say about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's performance in Chicago, but doled out veiled criticism by highlighting prob...

Judge: Former Mayor Daley Can Be Sued As Defendant In Burge Case

Chicago Sun-Times/NBC Chicago | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

For the first time, a federal judge has ruled former Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued as a defendant for his alleged role in what plaintiffs claim i...

Rahm Emanuel's 40 Days in the Desert

Al Norman | Posted 08.19.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Just as Moses never reached Canaan, Mayor Emanuel may never emerge from the food desert if he keeps having visions of Wal-Mart as the promised land.

Daley's Name To Stick Around Despite New City Leadership

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.22.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Richard M. Daley is no longer mayor of Chicago – just don't look too closely at the hundreds of park benches, sidewalks, bridges...

Mayor Daley's Last Day: The End Of An Era

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | Chicago

On Friday evening, Mayor Richard M. Daley will leave his 5th floor office in City Hall for the last time as Mayor of Chicago. After 22 years in office...

'Oprah Winfrey Way': Mayor Daley Names Chicago Street For Talk Show Legend

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — What do you get the woman who has everything and has given away just about everything? On Wednesday, outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard D...

Daley Holds City Hall Open House

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley is holding an open house at City Hall Monday, where he will shake hands, pose for photos and say goodbye to Chicagoans who kept...

Candidates Predict A Runoff With Rahm

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's main rivals in the race to succeed Chicago Mayor Richard Daley spent Monday doing som...

Chicago Election Live Blog: The Word Of The Day Is 'Runoff'

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of...

Chicagoans Reflect On Mayor Daley's Legacy

AP | DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — They call this "The City that Works" – a metropolis anchoring middle America with thriving neighborhoods, prosperous business an...

Hu Jintao's Chicago Trip: Education, Business On The Agenda

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's mayor courted Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday during a whirlwind visit that included a tour of a local high school and...

Chinese President Hu Jintao In Chicago: Will Meet With Mayor Daley Thursday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a star-studded state dinner at the White House, Chinese President Hu Jintao will arrive in Chicago Thursday. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Dale...

Mayor Daley: There's No 'Chicago Mafia' In The White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley weighed in on his brother's new gig Thursday, and reportedly scoffed at the suggestion that President Obama has install...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Won't Run For Chicago Mayor

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's decided not to run for Chicago mayor, slightly narrowing the field in the race to rep...

Life After Daley: Chicagoans Worry About Budget

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Mayor Richard M. Daley prepares to leave office, some of his most loyal supporters are upset about the financial troubles he will leave behind and ...

Maggie Daley To Be Released From D.C. Hospital Following Leg Pain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's First Lady Maggie Daley, who was admitted to a Washington D.C. hospital over the weekend, is expected to be released today. Daley was in W...

Wanted: Geeky, Wonkish Scribe for Chicago Mayor

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Wanted: Mayoral candidates who understand the power of data to improve government and empower Democracy. Must view city employment as public service and embrace Gov2.0.