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  • A voice of reason on guns

    A voice of reason on guns
    Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson added a much-needed voice of reason to the national debate over gun control last week when he appeared before Congress to testify in favor of universal background checks for gun purchases and a ban on assault...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term

    Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term
    President Barack Obama used the first State of the Union address of his second term to try to breathe new life into his economic agenda, reviving modest measures to spur growth and trying to create fresh momentum in the all-but-stagnant talks over deficit...
  • We deserve a vote

    We deserve a vote
    Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
  • Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?

     Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?
    The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Don't get used to killings of 11-year-olds, Chicago

    Don't get used to killings of 11-year-olds, Chicago
    Every day with a homicide is a bad day. And every day Chicago loses a young person with promise and vitality, this city is shamed. We wrote those words almost a year and a half ago — although it could have been any day among tens of thousands of...
  • Mayor talks gun control at kick-off for 'Hadiya's Promise'

    Mayor talks gun control at kick-off for 'Hadiya's Promise'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for a multifaceted response to gun violence in Chicago as part of the kick-off of a new organization run by the parents of a young girl whose shooting became a national symbol for the city's struggle with violent crime....
  • Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist

    Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist
    Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen. The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
  • How Cook County lost track of hundreds of convicts

     How Cook County lost track of hundreds of convicts
    The Cook County probation department has lost track of hundreds of convicts and overlooked curfew violations and new crimes committed by offenders, some of whom went on to rape or kill while under the court's watch, a Tribune investigation found. At a...
  • Chicago police: Crime down 16 percent, homicides down 18 percent

    Chicago police: Crime down 16 percent, homicides down 18 percent
    Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning. The decline in homicides was a more modest 5 percent when compared with 2011. The...
  • Hadiya Pendleton Foundation offered office space in Bronzeville

    Hadiya Pendleton Foundation offered office space in Bronzeville
    The city is offering a home for the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation for the next few years. Under a proposal introduced by Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday, the foundation would be able to temporarily use office space at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community...