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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Charges filed in killing of boy, 15, near Obama's home

    Charges filed in killing of boy, 15, near Obama's home
    Murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy blocks from President Barack Obama's Hyde Park home earlier this year. Kevin Culverson, 20, is accused of shooting Cornelius German in the back as the boy ran for cover...
  • 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...
  • After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?

    After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?
    On the last day of the annual NAACP convention last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton stepped to the mic. "We cannot have our sons' and daughters' lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them, follow them and kill them — and say it's in self-...
  • We still need to talk about race

    We still need to talk about race
    New polls tell us that the public's attitudes about race relations have taken a hit since President Barack Obama's historic election. Can we all get along? Obama's election to the White House was a marvelous measure of how far the nation has come in terms...
  • Wrongly accused --You wouldn’t know it, but Chicago isn’t even close to the most dangerous city in America

     
    Friday's print column Greetings from Chicago, the “murder capital of America,” a toddlin’ town that’s “gaining a national reputation for violence,” the site of a “mini-Holocaust” on the streets due to our &#...
  • There's a core of substance in Mark Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

     
    Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......