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Chicago Was On The Verge Of Police Reform. Then Trump Picked Jeff Sessions To Run The DOJ.

The city will serve as a bellwether for how -- or if -- the Justice Department will fight police abuse under the new attorney general.

After Another Excused Chicago Police Killing, It's Time To Trash Their Contract

It is possible that you may have missed the announcement last week that the Chicago police officer who killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones and 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, will not have any charges pressed against him. The day after Christmas last year, police were called to the building where Bettie Jones lived. Show More Summary

One Shooting in Chicago

Michelle Robey, 55, probably had no idea that the corner here in my neighborhood, where she was shot dead Friday night was once the home of a 200 acre movie studio where L. Frank Baum personally helped make the very first version ofShow More Summary

Happy New Year

2016 was quite a year. A great year. The most interesting Presidential election year of my lifetime. My first full year as a grandfather. The first time I've ever visited Berlin. The first year during which almost all the books I read were on a Kindle. Show More Summary

The Magic Remains - Joffrey's Nutcracker Transformation

The Joffrey Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker. Photo by Cheryl Mann. by Catherine L. Tully A different type of excitement buzzed throughout the Auditorium Theatre lobby Saturday night. In years prior the hum has always been the lively anticipation of a ballet that was a familiar favorite-a tradition for many people in the Chicago area. Show More Summary

Heart Disease in Cats: A Silent Killer

Last week, a client brought her senior cat to have a pre-anesthetic blood test drawn by one of my certified veterinary technicians for a future dental procedure. Unexpectedly, this client also brought her recently adopted handsome young cat, named Apollo, for a nail trim. Show More Summary

Chicago - The Walking Dead?

Chicago is lost. Where's the outrage? Where is the disgust? Since the 2015 Thanksgiving Eve release of the Laquan McDonald killing video and subsequent Black Friday protests (#LaquanMcDonald #BlackFriday #BlackChristmas) we have experienced an increase in the mayhem and madness of murders and attempted murders (shootings) - 700+ & 4000+ respectively. Show More Summary

Go Against the Flow: Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps companies with 25 to 75 employees overcome growing pains. Her mission in life is to help people become happier at work. Her software, Know Your Company, helps doShow More Summary

New Cook County jobs program: A Band-Aid fix for a gaping wound

Young people in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods are stuck. The public schools are in shambles. Kids drop out instead of graduating. If they do graduate, they're unlikely to get into college. They probably can't find a good job, either. That means they're likely unemployed long term, perhaps scraping by on welfare. Show More Summary

Trump, Rauner on Similar Wavelength With Public Workers

Opinion Gov. Bruce Rauner famously spent the 2016 election season refusing to endorse, disavow or even say the name Donald Trump. Yet unlike some Republicans who rebuked or refused to fully embrace the Republican candidate, Rauner never...Show More Summary

Chicago Citibank Branch Blockaded By Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Roughly 30 Chicagoans blockaded a Citibank branch on North Clark Street today to demand Citigroup divest from the Dakota Access pipeline. It’s part of a flurry of nationwide actions targeting pipeline investors. Part of the group remained inside the bank, blocking business for two hours until they were arrested. Show More Summary

The U.S. Elections: End Of Empire? A View From Haiti

Wednesday on campus was a discussion aimed at addressing the issue of safety for our most vulnerable students: people of color, especially Black students, Muslims, and undocumented students (who, at NIU, mostly come from Mexico), asShow More Summary

The Value Of The Anti-Trump Post-Election Protests

The right and some on the left have derided the large post-election protests against Trump's election. What both sets of critiques share is a failure to listen to any of the protesters, except through the media filters that they in other...Show More Summary

Killing Chicago's Finest: Something Else Happened the Day the Cubs Won the World Series

On November 2nd, 2016, the world lost a good natured, empathetic and heroic person. This happened on a day in Chicago history that will live in infamy not because a hero was ruthlessly murdered, but because of a baseball game where dozens of new Chicago heroes were born. Show More Summary

Speaker Madigan's Deputy: We're In The Same Boat

By Madeleine Doubek OK, deep breath in. Deep breath out. Now that we got that nasty election out of our systems, there's a veto session in Springfield starting next week. House Speaker Mike Madigan, Gov. Bruce Rauner and everyone will...Show More Summary

Election Morning Reflections On Why The Dems Couldn't Beat Someone As Disgusting As Donald Trump

Some preliminary thoughts on the Democrats' failure to beat someone as loathsome as Donald Trump: 1) Insider Democrats did all they could to tilt the scales (Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, et al) to nominate the most out-spokenly neo-liberal candidate ever. Show More Summary

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