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Mayor Richard M. Daley

Five years ago, on September 15, 2010, a group of mothers began a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The mothers took this action only after trying unsuccessfully for years to get a library for their kids' school.
The study of relevant history can shed insight into present-day events, even if the specific details may differ. With that in mind, it may be worthwhile to look at four historical Chicago mayoral campaigns as Karen Lewis sets her sights on Rahm Emanuel.
Koschman, 5'5" and 125 pounds, got "mouthy" and a 6'3", 230 pound ex-football player punched him in the face. Koschman, knocked unconscious, fell backward to the ground, where the back of his head crashed against the pavement.
"I'm looking for someone to explain justice," said Grace Slattery to a reporter. Slattery was lamenting the comparatively stiff prison sentence her son Patrick had received for his part in a patronage scandal under ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley.
For the first time in 35 years, Anthony McKinney was no longer in the custody of the State. Since 1978, McKinney had been imprisoned at the Dixon Correctional Center despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. But death proved to be his only way out.
Sometimes you need a flowchart to understand all the connections between public figures in Illinois. That certainly could be useful in the case of the suit filed by Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan against Gov. Pat Quinn.
There is an upcoming test case which that help to determine whether nepotism is actually dying in Illinois, or if it is poised to come roaring back. This pass/fail test is for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
To compete on an even playing field, we need to create our own field with teammates that respect and support what it takes for us to be healthy and whole.
Richard M. Daley plans to donate more than $500,000 worth of leftover campaign funds to charity, a spokeswoman for the former
Once again, it appears to be "business as usual" when it comes to police brutality, the code of silence, and official cover-up in Chicago.
In 2012, the Chicago Boys will not let their Democratic colleagues go soft. In the homestretch of the presidential race, Obama, Axelrod, Emanuel and Messina will try to bring back their 2008 formula of success: money, message and get out the vote.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley helped transform Chicago from a place that had been beset by scandal and racial divisiveness to one of America's best-run cities. Here, Mayor Daley talks about the importance of building trust, maintaining relationships, and inspiring teams; all with an eye on moving the core agenda forward.
The man faced up to seven years in prison, charges further elevated in light of a 2007 arrest for battery to police where
Chicago's failure to repair a crumbling downtown viaduct -- despite a "task order" generated by a call to 311 -- will cost
Told ya so. When the Chicago parking meter lease deal was being jammed through the Chicago City Council in just over 36 hours
This story is courtesy of the Better Government Association Former U.S. Attorney Dan K. Webb – who helped oversee the Operation
Boss is a classic, one of the great books of American literature. If you've never read it, I recommend it to you. Chicago is a much changed city since it was written, but Rokyo's words still carry insights into our city and politics.
Yes, we know. You are tired of the "Shit so and so Says" meme. We are too. But we swear this video will make any Chicago
Between 2000 and when he left office last May, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley and agencies under his control approved roughly
The word "Food Desert" was coined to describe Chicago. Can the Emanuel administration truly make Chicago the city in a garden? Can they make the city that works, work for everyone?