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  • Reports of PBS NewsHour's death are greatly exaggerated [Letter]

    Reports of PBS NewsHour's death are greatly exaggerated [Letter]
    While TV critic David Zurawik's article accurately reported that the number of viewers is diminishing for the PBS NewsHour program, as well as for other news programs, there may an alternative view of why this is happening ("'PBS NewsHour' — on...
  • Where to watch the 2012 Democratic National Convention

     
    With the Republican National Convention winding down, it's the Democrats' turn to gather, with the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte Sept. 4-6. There they are expected to formally nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President...
  • Chicago bed bug ordinance close to approval

    Chicago bed bug ordinance close to approval
    The City Council Health Committee on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would allow the city to fine landlords up to $2,000 a day for failing to take steps to eradicate bed bug infestations. The Chicago Association of Realtors opposed an earlier version,...
  • Chicago bedbug crackdown needs work, aldermen say

    Chicago bedbug crackdown needs work, aldermen say
    Chicago landlords, tenant advocates and aldermen agreed Tuesday that the city needs to take on a proliferating bedbug population but failed to agree on the approach. The bedbug issue surfaced during a three-hour hearing held by two City Council...
  • Monday’s Highlights: 'Dancing With the Stars' on ABC

     
    Monday’s Highlights: 'Dancing With the Stars' on ABC...
  • Burke's idea to continue free water is all wet

     
    Friday's print column, below, is a revised and extended version of a blog posting yesterday Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, made a splash, so to speak, Wednesday when he called for allowing religious schools and houses of worship to continue getting......
  • Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats

    Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats
    Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
  • Aldermen back Emanuel push for Chicago casino

    Aldermen back Emanuel push for Chicago casino
    The City Council today backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to get Gov. Pat Quinn to sign off on a major gambling expansion that would bring a casino to Chicago. One after another stood up to say a casino would bring new jobs and generate $20 million a month...
  • Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings

    Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings
    Some of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs  and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery.   “No demonstration of...
  • Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

    Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown
    The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted. “I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
  • Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved

    Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today. The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera plan in an effort to build...
  • Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water

    Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water
    One of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...