Memo to Mayor Emanuel: System needs fixing, not the kids

It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.


Chicago’s mayoral election: A tale of two cities

Emanuel's narrative was that he is leading the city in the right direction, making hard decisions. Chuy challenged this narrative as not being enough.


Chuy Garcia and the right to a city

What was supposed to have been a waltz into a second term for Emanuel has turned into a fight for his political life with challenger and longtime progressive Latino leader Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.


Chicagoans demand justice for victims of police crimes and torture

Why on earth would  the U.S. Attorney  and the FBI rush to a news conference stating there is no sweeping investigation of shootings by Chicago police officers?


Chicago parents organize to keep schools open

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.


Chicago teachers educate a nation

It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.


Chicago teachers agree: Children do deserve better

The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.

Why we need a massive jobs program

Seven years later, the downtown and North Side sections still had pockets of the upwardly mobile, but the hustle and bustle had definitely diminished.


Occupy victory in Illinois

Hooray for the Occupy movement and the general uprising against corporate greed! It's having an impact.

Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days: new style, same substance

After 100 days on the job, new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting his administration's first accomplishments. The impression is one of boldly charting a new course of change.

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