Tag Archives: Chicago Sun-Times

CN May 4 2017

CPS is enduring yet another of its “how-can-we keep-going-without-a-huge cash-infusion crises, except that, instead of its usual fall timing, this is a separate crisis just to figure out how it’ll finish the school year. The total amount needed this time? … Continue reading

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CN September 29 2016

  Wanna know a big reason why people are shooting their fellow citizens on Chicago’s streets?  Because they can. Because there are few, if any, consequences. “95% of the time if you shoot somebody and they survive you’re going to … Continue reading

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CN September 8 2016

Chicago, sadly, is right at the 3,000-people-shot-this-year mark. We talk about it today with the Reader’s Sarah Macaraeg, who co-wrote, along with Allison Flowers, the deeply-researched article Charged With Murder, but They Didn’t Kill Anyone, Police Did. Legendary Chicago journalist … Continue reading

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CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

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CN July 7 2016

  Something truly unusual happened in Springfield last week. How can you tell? For the first time in memory, Forrest Claypool appeared in public…smiling. More than smiling, he had a huge grin on his face, matched by the Mayoral smile … Continue reading

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CN June 9 2016

  How to make sense out of the catastrophic mess in Springfield. Well, the Tribune’s Kim Geiger takes a stab at it. She tells us, shockingly, that it’s politics. “This is a Democratic presidential year,” she reminds us. “Down- ballot … Continue reading

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CN March 24, 2016

  Steve Rhodes, reacting to the decision by the Illinois Supreme Court this morning calling Mayor Emanuel’s pension plan for City workers unconstitutional, tells us -“Now there’s no wiggle room whatsoever. Now there’s no negotiation that can take place.” The … Continue reading

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CN March 10, 2016

  Bruce DuMont was at a Bernie Sanders rally a few weeks ago, “And one of their delegates was making the point that Hillary Clinton’s top surrogate, top supporter in Illinois is Rahm Emanuel. She was making the point that … Continue reading

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CN Feb 25 2016

    If Bruce Sagan has anything to do with it, the Sun-Times and the Reader will be around for a long time. Sagan started in journalism in 1951. He bought the Hyde Park Herald in 1953 for $2,500. He … Continue reading

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CN Jan 28, 2016

As we post this show we’re hearing that the CTU and CPS may have come to some sort of tentative agreement that could, among other things, avert a teachers’ strike. On today’s show we talked with CPS finance expert Rod … Continue reading

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