Tag Archives: Garry McCarthy

CN March 22 2018

Not that many people voted in Tuesday’s Illinois primary – about a couple of million statewide – but they made some very important decisions, including throwing out Joe Berrios, the powerful, connected Cook County Assessor, and unseating two of Toni … 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 Feb.4, 2016

  Here’s a quote from one of David Kidwell’s most recent Tribune stories about Chicago’s red-light camera saga. For years, city officials have been unable to explain how camera locations were chosen when Bills was running the program.The trial portrayed a … Continue reading

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CN Dec. 3, 2015

Glenn Reedus is a thoughtful, experienced guy. He’s written for The Chicago Defender, the Crusader, South Suburban News, and the Chicago Reporter. For a time, he was Executive Editor at the Defender. He’s currently an independent journalist, and he’s also … Continue reading

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CN Nov. 5, 2015

  Does Kim Foxx present a formidable challenge to Anita Alvarez? She wants her job. The candidate and challenger for Cook County State’s Attorney is our guest on today’s show. An excerpt: “No one wants to see nine-year-olds murdered near their grandmother’s … Continue reading

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CN Aug 6, 2015

Chicago has 22 police districts, each with its own police station and commander. But but there’s evidence that police brass believe they need at least one additional place – one that doesn’t appear on the City’s official directory of police … Continue reading

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CN Sep. 25, 2014

  Here are a couple of facts that WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell has reported about the now stripped-of-his-powers Commander of the Harrison District, Glenn Evans: “He has had at least 52 excessive force complaints in his 28-year career. If we’re talking about … Continue reading

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CN August 28, 2014

  Should the news media cover each and every murder that happens in our city?  Can five or six murders that might happen in one weekend be reduced to a kind of box-score? Our guests this week answer that question … Continue reading

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CN May 1, 2014

  Did you watch Chicagoland on CNN, which just concluded its eighth and final episode last week?  Well, if the ratings are to be believed, not too many people did. But the panel of journalists and bloggers we assembled this … Continue reading

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Dec 5, 2013

  “Is anybody surprised in Illinois when Michael Madigan can put a deal together in less than six hours?” That’s the reaction blogger/activist Fred Klonsky had when he learned that a new pension bill – one that would strip him … Continue reading

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