Rahm Emanuel Losing Control As Chicago Faced 82 Shootings With 14 Dead July 4th Weekend

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 9:55 am

The violence in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rapidly spiraling out of control. Last weekend, July 4th, Chicago suffered 82 shootings leading to 14 deaths reaffirming the city’s new nickname “Chiraq” – a combination of Chicago and Iraq. It was not the first holiday this year to be drenched in blood, Easter saw 45 [...]

CNN’s ‘Chicagoland’ Became Rahm Emanuel Vanity Exercise

By: Friday April 25, 2014 9:13 am

While Chicago was mired in so many shootings it received the nick name “Chiraq”, CNN was busy discussing the best camera angles to use with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s staff. According to emails obtained by The Chicago Tribune, staffers for Mayor Emanuel and CNN producers coordinated scenes for the “documentary” on Chicago called Chicagoland. The [...]

Rahm Emanuel Is Losing Control Of Chicago

By: Monday June 17, 2013 7:47 am

Chicago has experienced one of its bloodiest weekends yet under “Murder Mayor” Rahm Emanuel with 46 people shot and at least 7 dead. Questions are now being raised as to whether Emanuel can govern the city. At least 34 people were shot — seven of them fatally — Saturday afternoon through Father’s Day Sunday, stretching [...]

Rahm Emanuel Tied To Firm Astroturfing Protests Against Chicago Teachers Union

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 10:28 am

A consulting firm tied to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been caught paying people to protest the Chicago Teachers Union. The firm, Resolute Consulting, worked on Rahm Emanuel’s 2002 Congressional campaign and is led by long time Emanuel friend Greg Goldner. Goldner along with other interested parties have been involved in smear campaign against the [...]

Campaign Opposing Penny Pritzker For Commerce Secretary Heats Up

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 12:25 pm

Billionaire Penny Pritzker, of the plutocratic Pritzker family, has been floated by the Obama Administration as a candidate for Commerce Secretary. Penny Pritzker, an heiress to the Hyatt hotel fortune, is a leading candidate to become President Obama’s next commerce secretary as the president slowly moves to complete his second-term economic team. Ms. Pritzker, who [...]

The Apologists for Housing Fraud

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 7:08 am

Libertarian University of Chicago Economist Luigi Zingales highlights two academic papers which provide evidence for the long-obvious belief that the Obama Administration pulled its punches when given the opportunity to indict bank executives for fraud in the creation and popping of the housing bubble. He, of course, doesn’t think that they show that, and does [...]

A Look at the Deal that Ended the Chicago Teachers Strike

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 10:58 am

Dylan Matthews intends to wrap up the Chicago teachers strike with an assessment of what both sides got out of the contract “in one post.” Here’s a list, in one post, of some of the things he left out, culled mostly from what the CTU informed its members was in the contract. • Arts, music [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Meet Today to Vote on Contract

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 9:01 am

The House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today to decide on whether to accept a contract worked out last week in negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools. Union leaders initially hinted that they would accept the tentative agreement on Sunday while the details got hammered out, but decided to take more [...]

Chicago Public Schools Sue to Try to Force Teachers Back to Work

By: Monday September 17, 2012 1:12 pm

The Chicago Public Schools system formally sought an injunction against the weeklong teachers strike, imploring a judge to order Chicago Teachers Union members back to work while negotiations continue on a contract. The injunction order claims that the CTU is illegally striking over non-economic issues, in violation of state statutes, and that the strike creates [...]

Chicago Strike Forces Discussion of New Models for Student Achievement and Teacher Assessment

By: Monday September 17, 2012 7:02 am

As the Chicago teachers strike continues for at least a couple more days, I’m struck by how the event, and the associated commentary, is forcing a rethink about the measures we use in the popular mythology for student achievement and teacher assessment. Because the education space has become so dominated by corporate-led interests of the [...]

Chicago Teachers Strike to Last Couple More Days, as Union Mulls Over Tentative Agreement

By: Sunday September 16, 2012 6:00 pm

Chicago public school students will not return to the classroom on Monday, as the Chicago Teachers Union decided to take more time to mull over a contract proposal. Students will not return to class until Wednesday at the earliest, according to the union. The delegates could vote to end the strike as early as Tuesday, [...]

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