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CN October 26 2017

  Today on Chicago Newsroom Guest Host Kitty Kurth is joined by two guests who know an awful lot about gun violence and present some interesting and innovative ways to address the scourge that it has become. Kathleen Sances from … Continue reading

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CN October 19 2017

  Kitty Kurth hosts Chicago Newsroom this week. Kitty talks current affairs with two of her all-time favorite pundits. Guests Sylvia Ewing and Joanna Klonsky cover a wide range of topics from what they provocatively describe as a “non-old white guy … Continue reading

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CN Aug 3 2017

  Mike Fourcher tells us that school vouchers could be coming to Illinois. That’s been a key objective of the Republicans for a long time, and the Governor may have introduced them as he performed his amendatory veto of the … Continue reading

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CN Feb 16 2016

  “We have a crisis of the civil order in Chicago.” That’s the terse assessment of one of Chicago’s most tenacious and respected journalists and writers. Jamie Kalven has been immersed in Chicago’s most impoverished neighborhoods for decades, but he’s … Continue reading

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CN Feb 2 2017

  Lori Lightfoot isn’t pleased that the 126 recommendations that her Police Accountability Task Force – the body Mayor Emanuel asked her to front last year – still remain largely words on paper instead of mayoral actions. And the Department of … Continue reading

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CN Oct 20 2016

  Well, now it’s out there. Mayor Emanuel would like a third term. And he’s making the case – gingerly at first, but possibly more confidently in the future – that he’s getting Chicago’s fiscal mess under control. Bill Ruthhart … Continue reading

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CN Oct 13 2016

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have just had the best few days of his administration. A tentative contract with the teachers, a budget that appears to bring , for the first time in years, some fiscal stability to the city … Continue reading

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CN Sep 22 2016

  On the morning after Mayor Emanuel’s highly-promoted speech on crime and safety, there’s a broad range of reactions. And it seems fair to say that most reactions are in some way or another critical. We recorded our program a … Continue reading

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CN Aug 18 2016

  “Milwaukee has such an extremely high unemployment rate for black men,” explains NPR’s Cheryl Corley, having just returned from covering the unrest there over the past few days. “They have the highest incarceration rate in the country for black … Continue reading

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CN August 4 2016

  Pensions are back in the news. Mayor Emanuel wants massive increases in water and sewer fees to fund the big hole in the Municipal Employees pension plan – the fourth, last and largest of the City’s own pension funds. … Continue reading

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