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Let the Claypool countdown begin

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool should start thinking about updating his resume. If Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s past actions are any guide, Claypool will soon be out of a job. The choice of Claypool as CPS CEO was controversial from the

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Fargo the latest to give Chicago the tourism blues

Despite its incredibly blues musical heritage, Chicago has failed to use that heritage to promote tourism, losing out to New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis. And now, even Fargo, North Dakota is getting in on the act. As Crain’s Chicago

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Mayoral suggestion box

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Exclusive: Rahm Emanuel to announce groundbreaking new policing agenda today

CHICAGO, April 1, 2016 – Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a bold and dramatic new police reform agenda at a press conference later today, in an effort to address the recent surge in violence in Chicago as well as the

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Rahm’s Police Accountability Task Force misses report deadline

The Chicago Police Accountability Task Force will not release its report today as originally planned. Late on a Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, the Task Force quietly released a statement with the news that it intended to delay the release of

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Fioretti violating campaign finance laws

Former Alderman and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti is flaunting Illinois’ campaign finance rules, blatantly breaking some while skirting others. Fioretti is currently challenging State Senator Patricia Van Pelt in the democratic primary in the 5th District. Fioretti has three

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Bob Fioretti pads his resume with false law professor claim

Former Alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti’s personal bio states that he is an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University (NIU) Law school. Turns out that’s not quite true. Fioretti’s bio includes the line: He earned his law degree from Northern

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A tale of two McCormick Places

Within the span of two days this week, two well respected voices put forward drastically different visions of the Lakeside Center building at McCormick Place. The backdrop: the entire McCormick Place complex and the surrounding lands have been mired in controversy

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Rahm experiences deja vu all over again

Mayor Emanuel stated today that there is no need for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the City of Chicago Law Department. This comes in the wake of sanctions against a City lawyer who lied about the evidence

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Police accountability: How does Chicago compare?

While most of the recent furor about the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has focused on allegations of excessive force, there have also been concerns about the accountability of officers who engaged in potentially unjustified uses of force. The accountability issue is

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