On Sunday Salon published a description of Rahm Emanuel's management style that suggests he may inadvertently end the Imperial Mayor system we have in Chicago: Emanuel faces scrutiny from groups [former mayor Richord M.] Daley never alienated: public sector unions, liberal progressives and minority coalitions on the city's South and West side.
Caribbean Editor Gay Nagle Myers received the Jamaica Tourist Board's Marcia Vickery Wallace Memorial Award for excellence in travel journalism.
At first Mayor Emanuel's latest onslaught of school cuts was simply outrageous-getting rid of clerks, counselors and teachers, teachers, teachers! Especially when you consider the very same Mayor Emanuel's revving up to take $55 million in property tax dollars -more than half of which comes from the schools-and spend it to build a DePaul basketball ... (more)
Parents and students occupied Lafayette Elementary School, near Chicago's Ukranian Village and Humboldt Park neighborhoods, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 A group of around nine parents and students have taken over a classroom at a Humboldt Park school slated to close Wednesday under a controversial Chicago Public School plan to shutter dozens of ... (more)
Anyone who showed up today to hear Bill Clinton accept the Presidential Medal of Distinction , Israel's highest honor, might have expected the firebrand orator, the fierce campaigner who so adeptly served as id to Barack Obama's superego last fall.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Chicago today announced the lineup of food trucks for each night of concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell at this year's Taste of Chicago, July 10-14, 2013.
The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune seem to be quite shy. Why hasn't Rahm Emanuel been questioned about what he knows about the IRS scandals.
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks at the City Club Tuesday, saying Chicago's wealthy "elite" are making important decisions about school closures and teacher layoffs.
Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are escalating the battle over the investigation into the IRS tea party targeting scandal.
In the wake of recent school closings and teacher layoffs, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis took aim Tuesday at the two R's of her education reform effort - racism and revenue.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is celebrating two important birthdays this week, and neither of them will show up on MTV.
Instead of taking a page from New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and slut-shaming teen girls into abstinence, the Chicago Department of Public Health has reframed the conversation to focus on potential teen fathers who - in keeping with the gender double standard in this patriarchal society - tend to dodge the stigma of early parenthood.
The City of Portland has selected Leah Treat to be the new Director of the Bureau of Transportation .
Chicago aldermen on Tuesday listened to environmentalists and a teenage girl make the case for banning plastic bags in city stores, but were not expected to vote on the long-discussed move that retailers argue would hurt business.
The newest piece of Chicago's vast transit puzzle will not rumble between skyscrapers on its 100-year-old elevated rail lines or utilize its fleet of hybrid buses.
After a Father's Day weekend bloodbath in which 46 people were shot and eight were killed, including one by a police officer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy have little to show for their claims of reduced crime across the city.