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The Force of Soft Power: Pat O'Connor on 'Private Peaceful'

Dan Lybarger | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

In promoting his new film adaptation of Private Peaceful, a book by War Horse author Michael Morpugo looks back at a way of life that's long gone with only the slightest hint of sentiment.

Retiring White Aldermen Could Upend City Council Power Balance

Chicago Daily Observer | Russ Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a correlation between color and clout in Chicago's 50-member city council. There are 23 white, 19 black, and eight Hispanic aldermen. But it'...

Mike Quigley Wins Democratic Primary To Replace Rahm Emanuel In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11:00 P.M. Though poised to follow Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich and Dan Rostenkowski as the Congressman from Illinois' Fifth District, Cook C...

All Emanuel Replacement Candidates Make Case In 30 Seconds (LISTEN)

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are 23 candidates running to replace Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District. We asked each of them to give us their 30 second pitch....

Emanuel Replacement Race: Feigenholtz Holds Money Lead, Tribune Reaffirms Quigley Support, Nate Silver Sets Odds

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With under three days before Democratic voters will choose a nominee to replace Rahm Emanuel in the Fifth Congressional District, the eager candidates...

O'Connor Denies Claiming Support Of Emanuel, Durbin In Campaign Fliers

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Is Mayor Daley's "unofficial floor leader" claiming "unofficial endorsements" from Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin? No, no, no, Ald. Patrick O'Conn...

Mayor Daley's Brother Donates To O'Connor In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as Mayor Richard Daley remains publicly neutral in Tuesday's special primary, his brother Michael Daley has donated $1,000 to Patrick O'Connor's ...

Patrick O'Connor: Alderman Running For Emanuel House Seat On Education, Pork

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He has the longest record in elected office of any candidate in the race to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress, and he has a great Chicago ballot name. ...

Emanuel Replacement Candidates Court LGBT Vote

Chicago Sun-Times | Laura Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The applause-o-meter wildly careened as the tuxedoed politicians strutted across the stage Saturday night at the annual Equality Illinois gala. Dawn C...

26 Vie For Emanuel's Congressional Seat (FULL CANDIDATE LIST)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twenty-six candidates have registered to run for the congressional seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The w...

Replacing Emanuel: Quigley Tops First Poll In Tight Congressional Race

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the first poll of the season is accurate, the solid if early front-runner is [Mike] Quigley, whose battles with county President Todd Stroger over ...

Race For Emanuel Seat About Trust Not Change: Carol Marin

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama's message of hope and change has been shouted down in Illinois by the horror of a craven governor, by the egotistical opportunism of our ...

Replacing Rahm: Feigenholtz, Fritchey, Geoghegan Enter Fray, Daley Staying Neutral (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley announced his intention to stay neutral in the crowded Congressional race to succeed incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the...

Ald. Pat O'Connor Gets Edge On Emanuel's Congressional Seat

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

Ald. Tom Allen (38th) said Monday he would not be a candidate in the March 3 special primary election to succeed former U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, openin...

Emanuel Stays Out Of Replacement Race After Blagojevich Scandal

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

Rahm Emanuel's role in attempting to influence Gov. Blagojevich's choice of a U.S. Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama could impact th...

Rahm Emanuel's Replacement: Quigley To Start Raising Campaign Cash

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley said Sunday he plans to file papers today to start collecting campaign funds to run for the congressional seat ...

Rahm Emanuel's Replacement: Daley Keeping Quiet

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

Mayor Daley on Wednesday continued to play cat-and-mouse about whom he's backing in the crowded race to replace Rep. Rahm Emanuel -- amid speculation...

Cell Phone Fines Can Be Paid Out Of Court

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

Chicago motorists caught yakking on cell phones while driving -- and committing no other violation -- will soon be able to hang onto their driver's li...

New Truck Allowing For Deeper Garbage Cuts

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

Mayor Daley wants to shrink the size of 80 more garbage collection crews -- to one laborer on a truck instead of two. But he might not stop there. T...

City Council Asked To Approve Midway Deal At Private Meeting

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

Chicago aldermen were asked today to give quickie approval to Mayor Daley's $2.5 billion plan to privatize Midway Airport on blind faith -- without an...