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E-cigarettes: Should They Be Regulated as Cigarettes?

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Like other gateway products Big Tobacco has masked to entice its next generation of smokers, e-cigarettes follow suit as its popularity with youth nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Roseland Deserves a First-class Hospital

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 10.05.2013 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Roseland Community Hospital (RCH) saved my life on Dec. 7, 1972. I was ten years old playing 'Bob Luce Wrestling' with my BFF Mark Gadison. Roughhous...

The Real Status Quo of Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

When rhetoric comes from our CEO, mayor, or anyone high up in CPS about the Teachers Union wanting to keep kids trapped in the status quo, remember that the union is run by 40,000 people who work with students and have committed our professional lives to improving the opportunities for our students.

1 of 150 Arrested for Protesting School Closures

Dave Stieber | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

How much longer can I go on letting my students in Englewood be treated as second-class citizens by a school system that says it cares about them?

Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative: The Skyline That Makes Our City Beautiful Also Makes It Great

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Here in Chicago, the buildings are part of the solution. The skyline that makes our city beautiful is also making it great: energy efficient, sustainable, resilient and ready to face the challenges of a new generation.

The 'Skinny' on Children's Health

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Because we want our students to live healthier and longer, Chicago is investing heavily in our young people, including the launch of the new Healthy CPS Action Plan. The plan outlines real strategies, some of which our students will start to see immediately.

Still Ain't Ready for Reform

Dick Simpson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

Once again the Chicago City Council proved it's not ready for reform. Recently, the council voted unanimously to pass the second set of reforms proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Ethics Task Force, except as the reforms would apply to them.

Guns Do Kill People

Joe Moreno | Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

We do have the right to bear arms, but like all rights, it must be balanced against our broader rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. After the beyond-comprehension horror in Sandy Hook, the time for action is now.

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.

Schools Making Bribes For What?!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money

Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. Bu...

Will the Teachers Strike Be Averted?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

We're days away from a possible teachers' strike in Chicago. One of the big pay issues that might still be on the table is so-called "step increases," which provide a guaranteed salary bump for some number of years after a teacher is initially hired.

Chicago Police Department Will Hire 500 New Cops This Year

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy promised in late 2011 that the city's new budget would provide for the department to hire more police off...

Daley Says Rahm's Longer School Day Plan No Good

Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

While former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has thrown some veiled criticism at successor Rahm Emanuel in the past, the man who led the city for 22 ye...

Trust the Trust?

Joe Moreno | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Today, I'll vote yes for the Infrastructure Trust Ordinance because I'm confident that it will prove to be an essential positive for our city. Putting my head in the sand, while our great city crumbles around us is not something I'm willing to do.

Can We Put Our Trust in the Infrastructure Trust

Ed Shurna | Posted 06.17.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

There are too many unanswered questions. Let's make sure this is not another parking meter scandal. Let's take the time to put in the necessary safeguards.

Airport Workers Fight For Job Security

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

Hundreds of workers from Chicago's Midway and O'Hare airports will descend on City Hall Wednesday morning to attend a City Council meeting on the turn...

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago's First Jewish Mayor, Lights Downtown 'Holiday Tree'

Posted 11.24.2011 | Chicago

Updated story Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued a Chicago tradition by flipping the switch to light the 55-foot Colorado spruce in Daley Plaza Wednesday...

Who Rubs Elbows With Rahm? Examining The Mayor's Social Calendar

Chicago Reader | Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

The third week of July was a busy time for Mayor Rahm Emanuel--he was working with police brass to reassign cops, announcing a competition between cit...

Garry McCarthy: City Will Hire More Cops In 2012

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Thursday offered a glimpse into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's upcoming city budget, which will be introduced ne...

Mayor Emanuel Announces Plans To Kill 'Job Killer' Tax

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan Wednesday to phase-out the city’s employer head tax, which has long been opposed by local businesses and one ald...

Rahm Delivers Payment Plan To Suburbs With Overdue Water Bills

Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday announced that the city has put together a payment plan aimed at recovering $15 million in overdue water bills fr...

Of Bridges and Boathouses: Mayor Emanuel's Chicago River Investment

Henry Henderson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The mayor's announcement was a strong, public down payment on the vision of transforming the Chicago River into a clean, safe, and usable "backyard" for Chicago.

Lake Shore Drive Tolls, City Income Tax Could Be Ahead

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Charging a $5 toll for using Lake Shore Drive and introducing a separate city income tax are just two of several ideas City Hall's watchdog has for cl...

Rahm: City Workers Need To Shape Up Or Pay Up

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

As part of his ongoing effort to contend with the city's massive budget shortfall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going after the Chicago's annual $500 million...

Rahm Reassigns 114 Cops To Streets, But Is Move 'Smoke And Mirrors'?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Standing alongside his Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that, effective on Thursday, 114 of the ci...