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  • Potential GOP presidential contender Paul pushing school choice in Chicago visit

    Potential GOP presidential contender Paul pushing school choice in Chicago visit
    As he considers a 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul acknowledges the GOP must go beyond its base and find ways to grow support or it will be unable to elect a national standard bearer. On Tuesday, Paul comes to...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?

     Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?
    Is it possible to make Mayor Rahm Emanuel even the teeniest bit likable? I desperately want to help him, and I know you do too, because one look at the guy and you know he needs help, but he's too full of pride and arrogance and fear of showing even the...
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  • Emanuel reflects on third year in office

    Emanuel reflects on third year in office
    A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...
  • Sen. Rand Paul says lack of experience not always bad

    Sen. Rand Paul says lack of experience not always bad
    First-term Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that lack of experience can sometimes be a good thing for people seeking top offices against “career politicians” who have become entrenched...
  • CTU boss cheers for Rahmfather's early retirement

     CTU boss cheers for Rahmfather's early retirement
    Karen Lewis, the feisty boss of the Chicago Teachers Union, has a special hope for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "Hopefully retired soon. I just think the mayor — I don't understand him. I just really don't," said Lewis. Lewis made her remarks as a...
  • Stark choices for Illinois governor come November

    Stark choices for Illinois governor come November
    Democracy can be cruel because elections deprive people of the delight of alibis and the comfort of complaining. Illinois voters have used many elections to make theirs the worst-governed state, with about $100 billion in unfunded public pension promises,...
  • Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown

     Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown
    On his third anniversary as king of Chicago, who would Mayor Rahm Emanuel choose as his opponent in the upcoming mayoral election? He'd want someone easy, some punchy Democratic regular white-ethnic, a guy with baggage, who wouldn't push too hard and...
  • Karen Lewis to be 'very active' in mayoral election, has no preferred candidate

    Karen Lewis to be 'very active' in mayoral election, has no preferred candidate
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said today that the union would be “very active” in next year’s mayoral election, but offered little insight into efforts to recruit a challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Underscoring her long...
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
  • Emanuel defends new charter schools

    Emanuel defends new charter schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues. The mayor...