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DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

Today's topic is government dysfunction, but this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. There's too much of it for that. Instead, let's look at three examples.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Obama library belongs on South Side

EDITORIAL: Obama library belongs on South Side

As the Barack Obama Foundation weighs potential sites for Obama's presidential library, Chicago's South Side should tip the scale.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago mayor, billionaire clash over TRUMP sign

CHICAGO | The installation of 20-foot-tall letters spelling out T-R-U-M-P on the side of the billionaire's gleaming Chicago skyscraper has triggered a war of words between Donald Trump and Rahm Emanuel — with the city's mayor saying he's looking for a way to undo the "architecturally tastele…

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
Gary mayor commands national audience through Politico chat

Gary mayor commands national audience through Politico chat

The mayors of the Steel City, the Windy City and the other Steel City came together Wednesday for a meeting of the minds.

April 09, 2014 12:00 pm
RICH JAMES: NIMBYs make false link between Illiana, Peotone airport

RICH JAMES: NIMBYs make false link between Illiana, Peotone airport

I suspect the south Lake County NIMBYs were ecstatic last week when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill to give the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build an airport at Peotone.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago Teachers Union calls layoffs 'shameful'

Chicago Teachers Union calls layoffs 'shameful'

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools and city leaders say the state's failure to enact pension reform is to blame for the district laying off more than 2,100 employees — a cut that one legislator described Friday as "more dramatic than anything the state has seen" during its long-festering, near…

July 19, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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New Illinois casinos could bust Indiana's budget

New Illinois casinos could bust Indiana's budget

INDIANAPOLIS | The ink is barely dry on Indiana's two-year state budget legislation, but the potential for new Illinois casinos is threatening to throw the Hoosier spending and tax cut plan out of balance.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cubs chairman threatens to move team from Wrigley

Cubs chairman threatens to move team from Wrigley

CHICAGO | The owner of the Chicago Cubs for the first time publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying Wednesday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $500 million renovation of the storied ballpark.

May 01, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Interstate gun trafficking summit set for Thursday

GARY | Indiana and Illinois law enforcement officials will meet Thursday in Gary to discuss the flow of guns from Indiana to Chicago's deadly streets.

February 13, 2013 12:00 pm
OFFBEAT: High praises for Broadway in Chicago 'Book of Mormon'

OFFBEAT: High praises for Broadway in Chicago 'Book of Mormon'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 20, 2012 3:00 pm

Chicago mayor touts achieving American Dream

EVANSTON | Mayor Rahm Emanuel's family immigrated to Chicago more than 50 years ago in search of the American Dream. He said that one of his goals for his upcoming term is to bolster Chicago's economy to help others attain the same level of success for themselves and generations to come.

November 30, 2012 5:07 pm

Emanuel, Quinn close to a deal for Chicago casino

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn are "very close" to a deal for a Chicago casino.

November 30, 2012 3:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Readers invited to submit names for 5/3 Bank Veterans' care packages

OFFBEAT: Readers invited to submit names for 5/3 Bank Veterans' care packages

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: What Chicago's strike taught Indiana's teachers

GUEST COMMENTARY: What Chicago's strike taught Indiana's teachers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel settled a labor contract with the Chicago teachers’ union after an eight-day strike. Teachers were happy to secure concessions limiting a school reform program they said would harm students and cost teachers jobs. Emanuel walked away with a teacher evaluation syste…

September 26, 2012 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

September 13, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: David Letterman getting Kennedy Center honor, Chicago Art Expo starts

OFFBEAT: David Letterman getting Kennedy Center honor, Chicago Art Expo starts

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 13, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: School boards should be elected

If there's one thing Valparaiso people don't want to be accused of, it's Chicago-style politics. But guess what? The two cities do have something in common after all — a school board filled with political appointees.

July 27, 2012 12:00 am
MPC Luncheon

MPC Luncheon

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, right, greets people after a panel discussion with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 3:31 pm
MPC Luncheon

MPC Luncheon

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson smiles during a panel discussion at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 3:31 pm
MPC Luncheon

MPC Luncheon

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett talks during a panel discussion at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 3:31 pm
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