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Chicago Is Holding Big Pharma Accountable for Their Role in Fueling the Rx Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

We are seeking to hold the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture these drugs accountable for what we now believe was a methodically-executed plan to deceive doctors and patients into over-prescribing opioids.

Chicago City Council to Comcast: End the Delays and Support CAN TV

Barbara Popovic | Posted 08.12.2014 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Comcast, Chicago's largest cable provider, is seeking a 10-year renewal of its cable franchise in Chicago. Nationally, Comcast's wants to take over Time Warner, combining the nation's two largest cable companies. The merger is attracting attention a wide range of public interest groups.

#ChiBudget 2014: The Calm Before the Pension Storm

Joe Moreno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

This budget seems a little like the calm before the pension storm. Unless the state acts, and acts soon, the "pension bomb" explodes next year.

Petcoke Piles: We Should All Stand Up for Chicago's Southeast Side

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The issue of petcoke is just beginning to make itself known. Part of the expansion of the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana to take Canadian tar sands is the addition of the world’s second largest coker.

More Than 200 City Workers Earned $30K Or More In Overtime Pay

Posted 01.23.2013 | Chicago

In 2012, several Chicago city workers earned cash in sums that eclipsed their base salary — including one OEMC Police Communications Operator who ba...

Lizzie Schiffman

PHOTOS: Grants Could Help Cash-Strapped Chicagoans Stay In Historic Homes

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

Got a drafty bungalow? A local nonprofit hopes energy-efficient updates can help cash-strapped Chicagoans weather the downturn and keep their historic...

With Apologies to Beyonce: Chicago Women "Run This Motha" This Inauguration Day

Rebecca Sive | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I propose Beyonce's anthem for singing on this upcoming inauguration day as we celebrate the inauguration of our new city clerk, Susana Mendoza and repeat winner, City Treasurer Stephanie Neely.

The City on Rahm's Shoulders: Chicago's Energy Economy

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The energy economy is essential to Chicago staying competitive -- it is central to business productivity.

Rahm Emanuel Has a Chance to Make Women's History

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

In this month, Women's History Month, Rahm Emanuel, Mayor-elect of the City of Chicago, has the opportunity to make history, but of a sort he may not yet have contemplated.

Where's LSD Rescue When You Need It in Blizzard 2011?

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Jimm Dispensa posted that powerful photo of Lake Shore Drive backed up in Blizzard 2011 and asked the question, "Bad LSD trip?"

Better Government Association: An Immense Force

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

Ever hear of the Better Government Association (BGA)? Hope you have, but if not, read on. The other evening at the Miramar Restaurant in Highwood, I...

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.

You Are Being Watched: Chicago Surveillance Cameras Make City The Most Watched In US

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When the body of Chicago's school board president was found partially submerged in a river last fall, a bullet wound to the head, came...

Coach Sues City Of Chicago Over Knockoff Bags Found At Street Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Legal or not, knockoff designer handbags seem to be a fixture in big cities. Whether it's New York's Chinatown or a Chicago street market, you can usu...

Chicago Revamps City Website For The First Time In Nine Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time in nine years, Chicago has a new website. For years, city residents wanting to research licensing, or even pay bills online, were ...

Game Change? Well, This (Political) Junkie May Have Shot Up for the Last Time

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

So, having just returned from what might be the thousandth political fundraiser I've attended in my (political) junkie life, I'm thinking: Why am I at this again, in 2010, of all years?

Fleecing the USA Again: Non-Performance-Based P3 Banker Fees

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

If the recovery is done right, we can forge public-private partnerships akin to the Second World War. However, our least patriotic institution, the large scale investment bank, seems to have something different in mind.

City To End Policy Of Settling Small Lawsuits

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city of Chicago's law department is going to start spending more money to fight off small lawsuits....

Chicago's Cost-Cutting Ideas

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If too many cooks spoil the broth, the solution to Chicago's budget crisis will be one spoiled stew. Aldermen, union leaders and civic watchdogs are ...

Will City Layoffs Be Political? Daley Insists Not

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Tuesday scoffed at a federal hiring monitor's demand for guarantees to prevent the threatened layoff of well over 1,000 city employees ...

City Debt $420 Million

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is facing a $420 million budget hole, city budget officials announced Thursday. They project a $141 million shortfall this year that will ball...

City To Fire 1,000 -- At Least

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has a $425 million budget gap that will require a "paradigm shift" in services the city provides, the way they are delivered and the number of...