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  • 2010 report on selective-enrollment abuse at CPS

     
    Parents were concerned for years about shenanigans in the admissions process for Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment (test-in) high schools. Our March 23, 2010 story "How VIPs lobbied schools; Duncan's office tracked politicians and others who...
  • Convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    My Wednesday column deals with the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to block former Ald. Ike Carothers -- who pleaded guilty to political corruption in 2010 and was sentenced to 28 months in......
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • Officials call for $50,000 reward in church graffiti shooting

     
    Outraged over a shooting outside a Westlake church that left a young father dead, city officials said they will seek a $50,000 reward for information about the gunman and tagger whose graffiti sparked the slaying....
  • Proposed Allentown budget includes no tax increase, mayor refuses to comment

     
    Allentown's proposed 2013 budget calls for $88 million in spending, but would not increase property taxes, according to a news release from Mayor Ed Pawlowski. The budget, which was delivered to city council today, would hold property taxes at 17.53...
  • Investigators find major flaws in L.A. Fire Department data

     
    A long-awaited review of Los Angeles Fire Department response times has found that the agency used inaccurate data “that should not be relied upon until they are properly recalculated and validated.” The data were used to make critical...
  • The first grades are in on how power companies responded to Hurricane Sandy

     
    Many people were steamed at their electric company after sitting in the cold and dark for days following Hurricane Sandy. Many of them unfortunately had the same experience last year when Hurricane Irene blew through, and again when a freak......
  • Chino Hills wants to shut down Chinese 'maternity hotel'

     
    Chino Hills officials said Monday they want to close a "maternity hotel" where women from China stay to give birth. The move comes after neighbors complained about traffic and a sewage spill at the site. Officials said the hotel is......
  • Alleged 'maternity house' for Chinese woman may be shut down

     
    Chino Hills is moving to shut down a residence allegedly housing women from China who want to give birth to U.S.-citizen children. On Saturday, a group called Not in Chino Hills staged a street corner protest against the site. "They......
  • Northridge slayings: 75 code violations alleged at boarding house

     
    Los Angeles officials found 75 code violations in the unlicensed boarding house in Northridge where four people were murdered last week....
  • Owner of Dolby Theatre says it will comply with city loan deal

     
    The company that owns Hollywood's Dolby Theatre said Saturday it will comply with the obligations of the $30-million loan provided by Los Angeles city officials to lure Cirque du Soleil to the Hollywood & Highland shopping center. One day after......
  • Occupy’s unintended legacy: more restrictions on protests

     
    It's an ironic legacy for a movement conceived as a voice for the downtrodden....