Monthly Archives: June 2013

CN June 27, 2013

Does CPS really have to cut one billion dollars from its budget this year? Here’s how Greg Hinz (Crain’s) sees it, starting with Mayor Emanuel: “His school team is stumbling and bumbling and in my opinion not being completely honest … Continue reading

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CN June 20, 2013

If you’re a Metra rider and you think service quality has been declining , you’re not wrong. That’s the view of the Tribune’s transportation writer Jon Hilkevitch, who sat down with us for a one-on-one interview this week – and … Continue reading

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CN June 13, 2013

Our guest this week is Eric Davis. A former CHA resident, Chicago Police officer, author, documentarian, community activist and one-time gang member, Davis has lived a Chicago life unfamiliar to most residents. He was shot in a gang-banging dispute years … Continue reading

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CN June 6, 2013

Our thanks to WBEZ’s Natalie Moore for leading today’s discussion about public housing and the neighborhoods that economic development always seem to pass by. Guests include WBEZ bloggers Britt Julious and Achy Obejas, and We The People Media’s Ethan Michaeli. … Continue reading

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CN May 30, 2013

Guest host Charlie Meyerson is joined by Ted Cox of DNAInfo/Chicago, Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis and WLUP-FM’s Rob Hart. They discuss the news of the week, including Mayor Emanuel’s political aspirations, sports stadium financing, the Rolling Stones and a … Continue reading

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CN May 23, 2013

Well, It’s essentially over. CPS voted yesterday to close 49 elementary schools, to co-locate 11 others, and perform “turnarounds” at five additional schools. Three of Chicago’s most distinguished education reporters, who were present at the marathon meeting, filed their stories … Continue reading

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CN May 16, 2013

Mayor Emanuel announces Elevate Chicago – a kind of marriage of the already-announced plan to renovate Navy Pier with some kind of new stadium at McCormick Place for DePaul (or maybe not just for DePaul, who knows?) Springfield manages to … Continue reading

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