Tag Archives: Garry McCarthy

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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CN November 14, 2013

Has Mayor Emanuel quietly hit on the pension reform formula that might work for him? Although the headlines said that pension reform failed yet again in Springfield last week, two things  point toward some quick movement in early December. First, … Continue reading

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CN November 7, 2013

Well, the Illinois Legislature gaveled to a close today without any tangible pension-reform legislation. But that wasn’t the only thing that got left behind as the doors closed. Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent McCarthy had pushed mightily for increased mandatory … Continue reading

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CN August 22, 2013

    If you happen to live anywhere north of North Avenue and in a broad swath hugging the lake to just south of UIC – congratulations. You live in one of the safest contiguous collections of urban neighborhoods in … Continue reading

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CN August 15, 2013

Driven along South Kedzie or West Foster lately? How fast were you going? Mayor Emanuel’s speed cameras already know, and they could be mailing you $100 speeding tickets very soon.  And if it was a school you sped by, between … Continue reading

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CN March 7, 2013

“Many people are trying to profit from the social failures of others, says Salim Muwakkil, noted author and WVON radio host, on this week’s show.  “You see that where these profit-making prisons are popping up. And the charter school situation … Continue reading

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CN February 28, 2013

The National Rifle Association was not cowering in fear in its underground bunker complex because Robin Kelly won the second Congressional District primary on Tuesday.  That’s the general sentiment of our panelists this week, Carol Felsenthal (Chicago Magazine and The … Continue reading

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CN February 14, 2013

Chicago’s gun violence is slow-motion mass killing. Today’s the 5th anniversary of the horrific slaughter at Northern Illinois University. Five people died and 21 were hurt. In 2012 at Harper High School 21 students were wounded and eight others were … Continue reading

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