Tag Archives: Thom Clark

CN May 25 2017

What will a tronc-absorbed Sun-Times and Reader look like? Does anybody believe the claims that tronc will allow both to operate their own newsrooms independently? With Sun-Times circulation dropping below 130,000 per day, there are more people watching the ten-o’clock … Continue reading

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CN June 4, 2015

In a week that saw the Mayor summarily dismiss four of his CPS Board members and replace them with different people from similar backgrounds, and, oh, yes, the resignation of his hand-picked Schools CEO, there wasn’t a lot of good … Continue reading

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CN Feb. 5, 2015

Our thanks to Thom Clark for leading this week’s discussion with the Tribune’s John McCarron and Salim Muwakkil of WVON and In These Times. On the table this week: issues that might be factors in the Mayor’s race. These include ways … Continue reading

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CN Sep 4, 2014

  Our panel on this, our fourth anniversary broadcast, spent some time kicking around the upcoming big elections – U.S. Senator and Governor. But there’s a sense that the 2014 mid-terms, so critical for the country, are little more than a warm-up … Continue reading

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CN April 17, 2014

  The Sun-Times made some news this week as it announced that it was, for the time being, shutting off its comment boards. Editor Craig Newman said that the boards at his own newspaper  “too often turn into a morass … Continue reading

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CN Jan 9, 2013

  As 2014 settles into its groove, the economy, jobs and wages continue to the the major topics for so many Chicagoans.  In the last few days we saw Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner opine that the minimum wage … Continue reading

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CN Sep 12, 2013

So why do we keep talking about eradicating the “billion dollar deficit” at CPS by taking away benefits from teachers? Why can’t we lay the blame with Mayor Daley, Paul Vallas and the complicit legislators who allowed tax levies specifically … Continue reading

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CN March 21, 2013

Well, it’s official. 30,000 CPS students will be moved around in September as 61 buildings close and even more are turned over to private operators. And in Uptown and the City’s northeast, thousands of units of low-income housing are being … Continue reading

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CN October 11, 2012

Mayor Emanuel has released his 2014 budget, and, despite the fact that there was vey little traditional community input beforehand, it has been accepted so far with relatively little criticism. In fact, editorials in the dailies were fairly positive, acknowledging … Continue reading

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CN April 12, 2012

The largest municipal election in the country is coming down to its final week, and voting begins next Thursday – right here in Chicago. You didn’t know?  Well, it’s the 11th Local School Council election, in which thousands of seats … Continue reading

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