This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
In October, Emanuel had seen his former schools chief, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, plead guilty to corruption charges in one of the most brazen bribery schemes in state history. The McDonald controversy brought demands for his resignation that continue today.
The more than 400 mayors descended upon Paris' Hôtel de Ville to send a strong message during this month's climate talks: Cities have emerged as major drivers of innovation and action in global efforts to confront climate change.
The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.
If you live in Illinois you know there's no shortage of fodder for "fails" in our state over the year. We've chosen 10 to highlight and recap from the year that was.
(apologies to Jerry Herman) Who is the Mayor that makes us inspired? Rahm! He keeps his job when he should be fired Rahm! The corpses go on stackin' ...
You hire people from your neighborhood Rahm -- just like everyone's always done. And that just don't work anymore. Because your neighborhood is the 1%.
Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
My daddy died in January 2013, and one of the last things we talked about was the Chicago police. He was an optimistic man with a fierce passion for social justice, but after a protracted debate with an ultra-idealistic me, he shouted, "Marilyn, don't you know that the police is the biggest gang in the city?"
After sharing my previous article, I received some flack from Twitter users and Facebook commenters, who are still in denial that The Simpsons are fro...
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.
Platitudes of the need to come together to heal and rebuild trust have zero impact on the national conspiracy of silence around police misconduct from top to bottom--police chiefs, police unions, prosecutors, other officers at the scene.
The following is an excerpt from an article written by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded to every question toss...
Let's cut to the chase: Laquan McDonald's shooting and video are the wake up call to all Chicagoans that we need a New Chicago. A new mayor and a new city council.
Timothy Ford, a longtime activist and organizer, is pushing a boycott of Black Friday, the after-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza where people literally kill themselves over merchandise. He says that stopping the dollar is one of the only things that can gut check a capitalist society.