So long as city boosters see the shootings as a problem confined mainly to a few neighborhoods, and not as the urban epidemic they are, the problem won’t get fixed.
Greising: The Glut of Lowbrow Gubernatorial TV Ads
The two campaigns adamantly steer clear of substance, dazzling voters with rhetorical sleight of hand.
Greising: Could Emanuel Lose His Re-election Bid? It Depends.
In the mayoral race that’s taking shape, none of the issues may add up to much against Emanuel.
Greising: The Win-win of Chicago’s High-rise Mania
How Chicago’s downtown building boom helps boost the neighborhoods, too.
Greising: The Janus Ruling Doesn’t Have to Be a Death Knell for Public Unions
The Supreme Court case that Gov. Bruce Rauner championed delivers a blow to the labor movement, but it also may motivate unions to stop being lazy and get creative.
Greising: Will Elon Musk’s Chicago Dream Come True?
Details must be examined before this deal moves ahead. What little we now know gives the hint of a sweet deal for Musk.
Oh, the Humanity! One-man Ouchy Rahm Emanuel, a Preschool Teacher?
Chicago’s tough-talking mayor is known for charging headfirst into politics in his 20s, but teaching preschoolers? We weren’t familiar with that one.
Greising: Rauner Achieves No Political Goals in 2019 Illinois Budget
Bruce Rauner made only two demands of lawmakers as they prepared a fiscal 2019 budget, and on both scores, the governor can only kind of, sort of declare victory.
Griesing: Blagojevich’s Golden Lesson in ‘Fundraising’ — and His Play for Trump’s Sympathy
Blago knows things are different with Trump in the White House, and he is seeking to paint himself as just another pol who was playing by the wretched but legal rules of pay-as-you-go politics.
Greising: Van Dyke Judge’s Gag Order Ignores the Public’s Right to Know
Judge Vincent Gaughan should not issue a gag order in the Laquan McDonald shooting case.