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Two Years Later, Chicago Recalls Hadiya Pendleton's Promise

Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul | Posted 01.30.2015 | Chicago
Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul

The national sense of urgency over the reckless violence that two years ago yesterday took the life of an honor roll student like Hadiya Pendleton -- who just a week earlier had performed at President Obama's inauguration -- has vanished. Yet there are signs of change here in Chicago, however gradual.

The World According To Will Burns

David Brent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Brent

This Tuesday, for the first time in two decades, voters in the 4th ward will have to select a new face to represent their interests in the city council.

Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

Chicago Legislator Plans Compromise Bill To Fill Obama's Senate Seat

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The governor is supposed to appoint Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. But Rod Blagojevich is under a federal cloud of alleged corruption. And so the ...