During the Great Depression, unemployment hovered around 20 percent. Many neighborhoods now face levels twice that, six years into the supposed recovery.
We must reform the police. But we also need a program for urban development, jobs, schools, and hope.
Rahm Emanuel has proven himself the most roughly drawn, one-dimensional of comic book villains, an insult to the city's intelligence and sustainability.
It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.
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.
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.
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?
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.
It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.
The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.