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The Fabulous ForumCongressman compares NCAA to Al Capone and the Mafia...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe drama began with a tiny ad in a local newspaper -- a notice that asbestos was about to be removed from the management office at Altgeld Gardens, the all-black public housing complex where young Barack Obama worked as a community organizer. "You think...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHe managed to burnish a reformer's reputation while swimming in the muddy waters of special-interest- infested state politics. He worked on a nice-guy image while practicing the hardball and brawling tactics of Chicago-style politics. Now, promoting...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday lauded Chicago Transit Authority workers for their "flawless" rollout of a five-month Red Line reconstruction that has shuttle buses replacing train service. So far, they're breathing a sigh of relief at City Hall. The...
Three years after Metra was rocked by the suicide of its longtime executive director, the commuter rail agency could again be chugging toward an uncharted destination. Alex Clifford, the CEO who was recruited from Los Angeles in 2011 to succeed the...
In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman. Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 6 through 9. The festival, expanded to four days this year, will open for the first time at the...
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
Clout StreetA day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
Special to the TribuneMayor Ed Zabrocki announced this week his appointees to a commission that will study whether Tinley Park should adopt term limits for elected officials. The seven-member panel announced at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting include: Ken Slater, a...
Epic, Half-Realized, Wildly Swirling Thoughts on Obama, Poverty, Politics, Guns, Chicago, Being a White Guy, the Secret Service, and Little Old Lady LaughsPresident Barack Hussein Obama came to Chicago last Friday to give a speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side, and I went to write about it. Technically, this was my third time seeing the president speak live after making it to election night...
The 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival will expand to four days, with opening night June 6 at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago blues star Shemekia Copeland will kick off the fest that night, with guest guitarist Quinn Sullivan. The...
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