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After months of being the whipping boy, Mayor Daley gives Mayor Emanuel the finger

Ioannis Pantzi / Shutterstock Since taking office in May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has done an impressive job of letting the city know that he inherited a mess. It’s a smart, battle-tested move. Shrewd politicians always spend their first months, and sometimes years, emphasizing how badly their predecessors did things. It’s a way of lowering expectations […]

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Letters and Comments, February 17, 2011

Segregated City Re: “Separate, Unequal, and Ignored: Racial segregation remains Chicago’s most fundamental problem. Why isn’t it an issue in the mayor’s race?” by Steve Bogira, February 10 A good deal of resistance to public efforts at desegregation, besides obvious conservative biases, is mere fatigue at the repeated failures of housing and community development programs […]