'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When President Obama tries to make the case that his policies have improved life in America, he isn't talking about his hometown of Chicago.
More than 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. Yet Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel still found time to berate the fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A for not sharing "Chicago values" apparently because its founder does not approve of same-sex marriage.
The Chicago Cubs are hoping to build a video scoreboard at Wrigley Field that is roughly three times the size of the park's famed center field scoreboard.
The Chicago Cubs and the city have agreed on details of a $500 million facelift for Wrigley Field, including an electronic video screen that is nearly three times as large as the one currently atop the centerfield bleachers of the 99-year-old ballpark.
Under terms of the agreement, the Cubs would also be able to increase the number of night games at Wrigley Field from 30 to 40 — or nearly half the games played there each season.
Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert was praised on Monday as a consummate Chicago newsman, a champion of storytellers and a visionary who understood the power of social media to spread the word about everything from good movies to his battle with the cancer that ended his life.
It's Friday night in a dangerous Chicago neighborhood, and a steady stream of teenagers slip inside the gym at Kennicott Park.
Fans of the lovable losers have something to look forward to, after all.
A new report states that districts containing Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City ranked last in enforcing federal gun laws in 2012.
Just six months after a strike shut down city schools for more than a week, Chicago teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are embroiled in another bitter fight.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget decision to close 53 public schools and 61 buildings isn't going over so well with city residents and union activists.
Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday they plan to close 54 schools in an effort to address a $1 billion budget shortfall and improve a struggling educational system — a plan that drew the ire of parents and teachers.
A top Canadian official took his case for the Keystone XL pipeline to President Obama's hometown on Tuesday.
How is it that New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is taking part in our election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. by touting one of the candidates ("Bloomberg to dump $2M into Chicago race to defeat gun advocate Halvorson," Web, Sunday)? This is just more New York influence, like the ineffective police chief Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has hired, who is being hamstrung by the gangs of Chicago, or New Yorker Gabe Klein showing Mr. Emanuel how to cause gridlock by installing bike lanes on our busiest thoroughfares.
Chicago politicos are scrambling to quell reports of a Rahm Emanuel run for the White House, in the hours before President Obama is expected to visit the city to discuss his second-term agenda.
"I had been to a basketball game at Christ The King where Isiah Thomas was there, but I had come early and he and I were talking," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, "and he made the offer to me, it goes back to November, he says `You know I want to do anything to help kids, you know, get off the street, and whatever I can do, we're going to do.'"
"It doesn't so much curb youth violence as it gives good kids a place to go," Emanuel said.