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  • Rhubarb patch: Will GOP presidential hopefuls fail to KO wobbly Obama?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
  • Advocates ask for probe in McHenry traffic stops

    Immigrant advocates asked the federal government today to investigate findings that some McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies likely misclassified Hispanic drivers as white and under-reported the number of Hispanics they were stopping. The Illinois...
  • Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop

    Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop
    Claudia Sanchez waited patiently in a crowded Arturo Velazquez Institute cafeteria Saturday to fill out her U.S. citizenship application, a process that Gov. Pat Quinn would personally guide her through as part of a ceremony to recognize that about 170,...
  • Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed

    Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed
    A town hall meeting to discuss a proposed federal immigrant detention center in the south suburbs was called off today due to security concerns related to the NATO summit, officials said. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. postponed the meeting at the Crete-...
  • Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants

    Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants
    Local immigrant advocates today praised the president’s order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, though they remain hopeful that Congress will pass a comprehensive law providing a path to citizenship. Alaa Mukahhal, 25,...
  • Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly

    Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a long standing Chicago practice on the books to ensure that police detain only undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals. The symbolic ordinance Emanuel proposed Tuesday would allow city police to...
  • Commission named for immigrant scholarship program

    Commission named for immigrant scholarship program
    Gov. Pat Quinn today named seven people to a state commission that will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented immigrants pay for college. The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn...
  • New prison for detained immigrants features salad bar, unarmed guards

    New prison for detained immigrants features salad bar, unarmed guards
    As prisons go, the detention center that opened in southern Texas last week may be a pleasant surprise for illegal immigrants and others awaiting possible deportation. Behind tall walls, the grassy compound offers inmates a salad bar, a library with...
  • Massive turnout at Navy Pier for deportation protection

    Massive turnout at Navy Pier for deportation protection
    Thousands of undocumented immigrants lined up at Navy Pier Wednesday, applying for temporary protection from deportation. Launched by President Barack Obama through an executive order, the new and controversial "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals"...
  • Putting faith in search for rights

    Maria Alvarez and Jeanette Hernandez believe that no matter where they worship, where they work or how they got to America, the Roman Catholic Church calls on them to bear each other's burdens. To do her part, Hernandez, a parishioner at Our Lady of...
  • Senator helped fund organization that rejects 'racist' Israel's existence

    JERUSALEM - The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and...