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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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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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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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Did Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials illegally buy Cubs playoff tickets?

Just about every time a right-handed hitter stepped up to the plate during Monday night’s Cubs playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals, television viewers were treated to the sight of Mayor Rahm Emanuel sitting a few rows back in

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Chuy-mobile

I’m pretty sure this is Joseph Limas, who has been seen around town on his Chuy Garcia themed motorcycle, but he has upgraded his ride.

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Campaign sign art

On my morning commute today I was treated to a veritable art installation of repurposed Rahm Emanuel campaign signs in the median of N. Ashland Avenue, spread over about 10 blocks. If these don’t tickle your fancy, DNAinfo has a nice

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Are there any CPS parents on the Chicago Board of Education?

When Mayor Emanuel announced his original education team in 2011, the press release very carefully noted those board and senior staff members who were also Chicago Public Schools (CPS) parents. Three of the board members had children at a CPS school –

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