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  • Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago

     Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago
    Chris Pett said the Roman Catholic Church became a safer place for gay people like him Thursday after Pope Francis warned that church leaders have become too focused on issues such as homosexuality and abortion at the expense of the church's broader...
  • Emanuel talks politics while activists rally to 'take back Chicago'

    Emanuel talks politics while activists rally to 'take back Chicago'
    Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...
  • Why public employees should have the right to strike

    It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
  • Voice of the People, Oct. 20

    Education decisions Some of the turmoil and bitterness that exist in the school system can be traced directly to the takeover of the system by the then-mayor of Chicago in the mid-1990s. When politicians get directly involved in educational matters,...
  • Kids These Days pull songs from the static

    Kids These Days pull songs from the static
    Kids These Days open their self-released debut album, “Traphouse Rock,” with the sound of several radio stations cutting in and out between static. It comes off as a brief tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Chicago septet’s style-...
  • School closure plans impacting teacher contract talks

    School closure plans impacting teacher contract talks
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis today acknowledged that the issue of impending school closings, coupled with the rapid opening of taxpayer-supported private schools known as "charters," are affecting negotiations, particularly the issue of...
  • Emanuel has open door for corporate execs, record shows

    Emanuel has open door for corporate execs, record shows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened the door to his City Hall office for a steady stream of investment bankers, venture capitalists and international consultants in his intense search for private solutions to some of Chicago's biggest public problems. From...
  • Emanuel to stump for Obama in Florida

    Emanuel to stump for Obama in Florida
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue his role as a surrogate for President Barack Obama this weekend, heading to Florida to try to persuade the swing state's key Jewish and senior citizen constituencies to vote to send Obama back to the White House....
  • Emanuel confronted by striking teachers while selling strike message

    Emanuel confronted by striking teachers while selling strike message
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today continued to sell his message that the Chicago teachers strike was “avoidable” as picketing teachers provided the background noise to a news conference at a Marquette Park school. The mayor had to sneak into the...
  • Quinn greeted by striking teachers as he attends 9/11 memorial

    Gov. Pat Quinn was briefly confronted by striking Chicago Public Schools teachers today as he attended a memorial honoring Illinois soldiers who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The governor stopped to wish the teachers “good luck&...
  • Ongoing Chicago teachers strike frustrates parents

     Ongoing Chicago teachers strike frustrates parents
    With their patience growing increasingly thin, Chicago parents continue to grapple with child care issues and ways to keep their kids busy as the teachers strike enters its second week. The work stoppage, which took place one week after most students...
  • Emanuel gets low marks on schools

    Emanuel gets low marks on schools
       Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor's push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.    ...