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Mayor Emanuel will be watching you, always

The city’s network of cameras — already the nation’s biggest — is expanding. (Sun-Times) Here’s what happened when a Sun-Times reporter witnessed a shooting at a memorial for a victim. (Sun-Times) Lewis Jordan, head of the Chicago Housing Authority, resigned yesterday after reports that he used his city-issued credit cards on expensive dinners and gifts […]

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Who wants to swim in the Chicago River?

The Feds are ordering the cleanup of the Chicago River so that it’s safe enough for canoeing and swimming. (Tribune) Some el stations haven’t been updated in more than 50 years, service is spotty in some areas, and buses and trains break down. Short story: Rahm Emanuel and Forrest Claypool have a lot on their […]

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Party On, Rahm

Rahm Emanuel will take the oath of office at Millennium Park Monday, part of a weekend-long celebration of the new mayor and Chicago that begins Saturday with a free concert at Grant Park. (Tribune) Blago’s (expletive) greatest hits were played at his (expletive) trial yesterday. ((Expletive) Tribune) Chicago doesn’t just have a prehistoric transit system; […]

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Mayor Daley’s Open House

Want to thank Mayor Daley for his steadfast and farsighted leadership over the last two decades? There’s an open house on the fifth floor of City Hall today, from 1 to 4 PM. The event is billed as a chance for the mayor to thank Chicagoans; he hosted similar open houses after each of his […]

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Everyone Loves Rich

Mayor Daley says his request for bodyguards after his term expires is appropriate, but Mayor Jane Byrne thinks otherwise: “Once you leave, you leave. You have to take care of yourself. You’re no longer mayor,” Byrne said. (Sun-Times) George W. Bush, various local celebrities, and fawning media types think Mayor Daley was the best mayor […]