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The Metra administrator who oversaw the commuter rail agency's police for the past several years, along with security during the NATO summit, has been removed from that post, the Tribune has learned. Sharon Austin, a longtime Metra official and one of...
Tribune reporterCircus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer. Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...
A push to bring more arts instruction to Chicago Public Schools got a boost Wednesday when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an additional $500,000 in funding for the CPS Arts Education Plan for the coming school year. The new money brings total funding...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Education, Arts, Elementary Schools
Tribune reporterA Chicago man accused in a fumbling, cloak-and-dagger plot to build a pipe bomb during last spring’s NATO summit pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Judge Kenneth Wadas handed down the sentence for Mark Neiweem, 28, who...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 that aims to slash the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years, raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs including Social Security and...
The other day at lunch, two Chicago police detectives, Bill Sullivan and Michele Moore-Grose, were talking with me about the murder cases they've been working and the young people shot dead. They brought up a movie to explain what they see in Chicago....
Tribune reporterA Cook County judge presiding over a criminal case stemming from last year’s NATO summit in Chicago ruled today that the state's terrorism law is constitutional. Judge Thaddeus Wilson said the legislature enacted the anti-terrorism statute in the...
Tags: Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, Justice System, Terrorism, Judges
Baron Banks wasn't in Washington to witness President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday. "No," he told me. "Nobody gave me a call." So he wasn't in the first lady's box as the president somberly acknowledged the families that lost...
Calling someone a "perfect homicide victim" sounds terribly callous. But it explains the political/media liturgy that we all know so well. By a perfect victim, I mean one who is innocent, photogenic and never arrested, with a bright future. The...
Tags: South Chicago, Hadiya Pendleton, Murder, Peanuts, Michelle Obama
WASHINGTON -- South Dakota bison will be on the menu when congressional leaders entertain President Barack Obama and his family at a post-inaugural luncheon on Jan. 21. They will be served a farm-to-table menu celebrating the inaugural theme, "Faith in...
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