Make Laws, Not War
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BY Bill Utter

March 14, 2019

Public Affairs

Since February 26, the spotlight has shined brightly on the history-in-the-making runoff election between two African-American women who want to be Mayor of Chicago and move into the fabled fifth floor of City Hall. But after the April 2nd runoff election, it will be the occupants of the second floor at City Hall who will […]

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bill utter

BY Bill Utter

March 14, 2019

Public Affairs

Political Ads
What It Takes to ‘Approve This Message’

BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Public Affairs

Chicago is about a week away from a hugely consequential municipal election. For avid political observers (guilty), the final chess moves in the campaign’s homestretch are always a thrill. But for many, the lead-up to Election Day is defined by a cacophony of political ads – which can test the patience of even the most […]

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BY Tanner Edwards

February 18, 2019

Public Affairs

Door
A Door to Change
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BY Carolyn Grisko

January 29, 2019

Public Affairs

Three political events have converged that may finally bring change to the way the Chicago City Council carries out its business, and perhaps update the infamous “Chicago Way.” First is this month’s indictment of Ed Burke, the City’s longest-serving alderman, and one if its most powerful as head of the Finance Committee – although that […]

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BY Carolyn Grisko

January 29, 2019

Public Affairs

Public Transportation
How to Keep the Train Moving in the Ride-Sharing Era
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BY Elisabeth Woodard

December 13, 2018

Public Affairs

For decades, public transportation has helped America’s largest metropolitan areas thrive by helping millions of commuters get to and from work, home and play. Public transit options encourage economic development in surrounding areas by providing jobs, reducing road congestion, travel times, air pollution and oil consumption. But ride-sharing is cutting into public transit ridership nationwide, […]

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BY Elisabeth Woodard

December 13, 2018

Public Affairs

Say What You Think
Say What You Think and See What Happens
Gretchen Wahl

BY Gretchen Wahl

November 29, 2018

Public Affairs

The late poet, short story writer and feminist peace activist Grace Paley is a heroine of mine. She protested against nuclear proliferation from the 1950s until her death in 2007, and her activism ranged to include protests against the Vietnam War, human rights violations worldwide, and U.S. military intervention in Central America. I saw her […]

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Gretchen Wahl

BY Gretchen Wahl

November 29, 2018

Public Affairs

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