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Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent McCarthy Announce New Ways Residents Can Communicate with Police

Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent McCarthy Announce New Ways Residents Can Communicate with Police

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy today announced a series of features through which residents can interact with police, access information about police and share information with police. The moves will improve communication with residents and increase access to information about their communities. “Online or on the block, CAPS need to be where the community is,” […]

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Modified Parking Meter Deal – City Council Likely to Approve This Bastard

Modified Parking Meter Deal – City Council Likely to Approve This Bastard

Let’s call a spade a spade – the original, notorious Parking Meter Deal sucks. It sucks so bad that it’s amazing former Mayor Richard M. Daley isn’t villified by every single Chicagoan who pays taxes or parks in a metered space in the City or – pity the fools – both. It is completely, utterly outrageous that street parking, as […]

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We Like: A Red Orchid Theatre – Our City, Ourselves

We Like: A Red Orchid Theatre – Our City, Ourselves

Youth violence in Chicago – it’s all gang-related, right? Of course not, but political spinmanship notwithstanding, the local arts scene has incorporated the theme of youth violence into its raison d’être and, once there, it’s a rock-solid topical social issue. Giving some credit where it’s due, Collaberaction’s Crime Scene, a Chicago Anthology was a stunning kickstart to the currency of […]

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We Like: Chicago’s Farmers Markets – Schedule Announced

We Like: Chicago’s Farmers Markets – Schedule Announced

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the schedule for Chicago’s Farmers Markets,. The City-run markets selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers open at Lincoln Park (Armitage & Orchard) and Division Street (Division & Dearborn) on Saturday, May 11 and at Beverly (95th & Longwood) on Sunday, May 12 before the official opening at Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) on Thursday, […]

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Chicago Parking Meter Deal Redux:  We Will Pay More to Park

Chicago Parking Meter Deal Redux: We Will Pay More to Park

It will be our priviledge to pay more so that the City can save money.  Wait a minute…. The City has a budget issue today, so it proposes to give away parking rights into infinity to patch the here-and-now.  The Mayor sells the proposal as being a $1 Billion gain for Chicago taxpayers.  He gives his City Council 30 days to agree with him. A […]

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We Like: At This Year’s Taste Food Trucks Allowed Short Term Parking

We Like: At This Year’s Taste Food Trucks Allowed Short Term Parking

The perennial money-losing Taste of Chicago has been shrunk to sample size since Mayor Emanuel has taken office. The days to attend the Taste have been cut in half and will no longer run through the 4th of July weekend. However, while smaller, there is also new. Seven food trucks will be added to the Taste.  The food trucks will […]

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Police clear the area at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon as medical workers help injured following explosions in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.    The explosions near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killied at least two people, injuring over 20 others.  (AP Photo / Charles Krupa)

Mayor Emanuel issues statement about events in Boston

This afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement regarding today’s events in Boston: I called Mayor Thomas Menino this afternoon to convey support from the people of Chicago. During this time of tragedy and uncertainty, the people of Boston are in our thoughts and prayers.  The running of the Boston Marathon and Patriots Day are time-honored traditions. While the […]

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Chicago School Closings: Racism?

Some marriages seem particularly convenient.  CTU President Karen Lewis joined with Rainbow PUSH Coalition Rev. Jesse Jackson to proclaim that racism is at the heart of the Chicago Public School closings.  Jackson presumably has at least one reason to want to instigate confrontation with the Mayor.  Lewis, as central castings’ Queen of Hearts, has no love lost for the Mayor either and so shouts her racism accusations as […]

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Mayor Emanuel Comments on Passing of Roger Ebert

Mayor Emanuel Comments on Passing of Roger Ebert

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “Our whole city learned with sadness today of the passing of Roger Ebert, whose name was synonymous with two things: the movies and Chicago.  In a Pulitzer Prize winning career that spanned more than four decades, thousands of reviews and countless acts of generosity to others, Roger championed Chicago as a center for filmmaking and critiques.  With […]

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Chicago School Closings: A Modern Day Case for King Solomon

Chicago School Closings: A Modern Day Case for King Solomon

When more than one person lays claim to having the best interests of disputed students, who has the greater interest? In Chicago, there’s a lot of child-splitting going on, and wisdom is not exactly the operating word of the day. For nearly a week, the city of Chicago has been in an uproar because of news that some Chicago public […]

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