The system that was supposed to diversify the judicial system is (barely) working.
My profile last week of Debra Shore misstated a point in the debate among commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District on purifying Chicago River effluent. The alternative to chlorine is ultraviolet radiation, not infrared, and Shore has made it clear she favors ultraviolet. The error was mine. Christopher Hayes
Debra Shore thinks the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District could be key to the future of the region and the environment. That’s why she’s raising real money to win an office most candidates barely campaign for.
Jeremy Hammond is accused of hacking a conservative Web site in order to get credit card numbers for a political prank. If he’s indicted, he could be facing serious time.
These Parts: Why not? You’re about to pay for the roads there.
The number of kids affiliated with the College National Republican Committee has more than tripled in the past six years. If they’re all like Guy Benson, liberals should be shaking in their boots.
The projects used to be a great place to live, says Jim Fuerst. Then the CHA fired the woman who made them that way.
The union’s boycotting the store and employees are boycotting the union.
What is Congressman Danny Davis’s relationship with the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and what’s he doing with that crown?
It’s 1 PM on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. I’m shooting baskets in Eckhart Park at Chicago and Noble when I notice three Park District employees, two men and a woman, standing outside the field house and watching a white van marked animal care control roll toward them over the newly planted grass. “I told him […]
Who needs new blood to resuscitate their ancient secret society? They do.
Chicago’s a long way from Seaside, Florida, the meticulously planned beach community that’s the jewel in the crown of the new urbanist movement, but the ideas behind Seaside are applicable here as well. Beyond the movement’s hallmark waterfront promenades and pedestrian malls, new urbanist principles also inform the planning of regional public transportation networks, the […]
Gadfly historian and New Left refugee James Weinstein founded In These Times in Chicago to “inform, educate, and critically analyze an emerging popular movement on the left.” That was 1977; in the intervening years the perennially cash-strapped biweekly has managed to survive not only the rightward lurch of the country’s political discourse but also the […]
To a lot of people lowriders–the dropped down, tricked out, chrome plated custom cars that cruise the city’s neighborhoods–are a nuisance or a curiosity. But to Jesus Macarena-Avila, curator of a multimedia exhibit inspired by lowriders that opens this weekend, they’re a vital form of artistic expression. “To me, lowrider culture is like hip-hop,” he […]
Joy couldn’t get Damien out of her life–till she stood over him with a pan of hot oil. Now she’s asking Governor Ryan to let her out of prison.