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The Crisis in Chicago

Chris Williams | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

This may be easier said than done, but an effort must be made on all fronts by those in power to prevent more senseless deaths. Enough is enough. Too many black children have died. It is time to end this madness once and for all.

Huge Donations Rack Up For Rahm's Re-Election War Chest

Posted 01.17.2013 | Chicago

If his campaign war chest is any indication, just two years into his first term as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel is eyeing a second. Reports show...

WATCH: Rahm Emanuel Asks Chicago To Go Vegan

Posted 01.17.2013 | Home

Famously fit Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, formerly Barack Obama's chief of staff, appeared on local TV affiliate WGN-TV last Friday to ask that his cit...

Rahm On Gun Control: 'Waiting Is Not A Strong Suit Of Mine'

Posted 01.11.2013 | Chicago

Tired of the Illinois General Assembly dragging its feet on Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed assault weapons ban, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making moves ...

WATCH: Chicago's First Jewish Mayor Lights City's Menorah

Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

Much like he had done with the city's Christmas trees, Rahm Emanuel flipped the switch to light up a symbol of the holiday season Monday night in Dale...

A Gift With Lots of Baggage

Sarah Leah Whitson | Posted 12.31.2012 | World
Sarah Leah Whitson

Chicago shouldn't stop looking for creative ways to bring investment into the city, but it should have clear-eyed awareness of who its partners are and look for ways to engage them about human rights and the rule of law.

Emanuel: 'Students Are Being Used As Pawns' In Teachers Strike

Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

The Chicago teachers strike entered its second week as teachers met on Sunday but failed to vote on a tentative agreement, NBC’s education correspon...

Paul Blumenthal

Before Chicago Strike, Wealthy Donors Shifted Education Policy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As the Chicago teachers strike edges toward its close, both sides of the education reform debate are trumpeting arguments for or against...

Chicago Teachers Strike: Shedding Light on Our Nation's Classrooms

Wendy Widom | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Wendy Widom

Life here has heated up considerably since Chicago's public school teachers declared a strike on the eve of September 9. And it's a startling, painful, dramatic, and yes, magnificent sight to behold.

A Cynic Sees Some Light on the Cultural Plan

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

Michelle Boone and Lord Cultural Resources have defied the expectations of many Chicagoans by actually opening the Chicago Cultural Plan up for discussion and input. Now we hope to see the process into reality.

The Chick-fil-A Controversy: Decision to Boycott Should Be Strictly a Personal Decision

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Kurlander

Boycotting is supposed to be a private matter of ostracizing a person or group. Normally, participating in a boycott is a decision by an individual to join others in a protest movement to abstain from patronizing or supporting another person, group or business.

Elise Foley

Rahm To Romney: 'Stop Whining' | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had some advice for Mitt Romney on Sunday: stop complaining abo...

Talkin' About Chicago's Proposed Pot Ticket: The Kids Are Alright

Kathie Kane-Willis | Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago
Kathie Kane-Willis

The Chicago marijuana ordinance proposal was voted out of the public safety committee last Thursday. What will this mean for the parents, employees and residents of Chicago?

Fool Us Twice? The Peril of Rahm Emanuel's Public Private Partnerships

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Chicago
Donald Cohen

Chicago knows from experience how partnerships can sour. Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust, if done right, could be a new model for rebuilding urban infrastructure. Done wrong, it'll be just another hand off of public assets to private control.

Finance Expert Predicts We'll "Rue The Day"

Tom Tresser | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Chicago City Council voted 41 - 7 with two aldermen absent. Hey, that's two more nay votes than the parking meter scam got. We're making progress.

Rolling Stone: Rahm Has 'A Problem With Democracy'

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the subject Tuesday of a scathing profile published on Rolling Stone's website -- a rare piece of national criticism of...

Coal Plants Shut Down: Hard Work Pays Off, but More Work Ahead

Philip Radford | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard.

Reforming Chicago's City Government

Keith Koeneman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

The Chicago City Council has tended to suffer from a rather poor reputation. With that in mind, it seems appropriate for Chicagoans to put forth a modest proposal for reforming our city government.

Mayor Emanuel Must Shed Old Paradigms for True Transparency Reform

Nicol Turner-Lee | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago
Nicol Turner-Lee

If Mayor Emanuel wishes to foster a more transparent Chicago, he must not only continue the release of city data, but ensure that it is put to creative uses that serve the public.

Happy Birthday, Rahm! What Would You Get The Mayor?

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday marks Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 52nd birthday. In honor of his special day, it appears possible that the mayor cut back his usually grue...

Rahm Emanuel Comes Out Swinging For President

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Emanuel told the audience that there is no question about whether President Obama will continue to fight for the middle class and the values Democrats hold dear.

Toothless Watchdog Won't Scare Anyone

Emily J. Miller | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

Rahm Emanuel is pulling on the leash of City Hall's legally designated watchdog, and that could undermine the new mayor's pledge to make his administration more open, honest and accountable.

Chicago’s Mystery First Lady

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

When the South Korean president and first lady visited Chicago this month, they were honored at a dinner in the Cultural Center by Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

Tortured by Police, Wrongly Imprisoned, Chicago Man Perseveres

David Protess | Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago
David Protess

For a man who has been dealt an horrific fate, Eric Caine remains undaunted. He speaks of a hopeful future. Perhaps that is because his future has brightened in recent months. But perhaps it is also because his past is too painful to discuss.

A Summer of Bicycle-Focused Transportation Policy for Chicagoans

Renee Patten | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Chicago is an ideal city for riding a bicycle. It's flat, people are generally respectful of other users of the road, and there are alternative options for commuting if you get stuck in the rain.