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School Teachers and Union Unfairly Blamed for Financial Mess in Chicago Public Schools

Here are just some of the details of the financial morass in the Chicago Public Schools.

Back in 2003, David Vitale, a banker and then-CEO Arne Duncan’s recently appointed Chief Financial Officer, convinced the mayoral-appointed school board to begin using risky borrowing strategies.  1,167 more words

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Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbour has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized. 800 more words


The Chicago Way w/John Kass - Episode 1 (1/06/16): Behind the scenes of John Kass column, female reporters not wearing hats, and more...

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Episode 1 (1/06/16): This week John Kass, Will Lee, and Jeff Carlin talk about a strange hat controversy at a local TV station, bizarre news stories on TV, Will’s amazing story about life on the South Side of Chicago, and Rahm Emanuel’s never ending headache. 51 more words


CN Feb.4, 2016

Here’s a quote from one of David Kidwell’s most recent Tribune stories about Chicago’s red-light camera saga.

For years, city officials have been unable to explain how camera locations were chosen when Bills was running the program.The trial portrayed a brazen scheme in which some of the most important camera placement meetings occurred over corned beef lunches at Manny’s deli, and often ended with a stack of $100 bills passed from bagman to Bills in a manila envelope. 535 more words

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The New Yorker Takes a Hard Stance on Rahm Emanuel

The New Yorker took a particularly tough stance on Rahm Emanuel, the brother of William Morris Agency’s topper Ari Emanuel recently:

It’s hard to remember a time when Rahm Emanuel wasn’t a Democratic Party superstar. 310 more words

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