“Think about it. People don’t do much for 30 years — ever. … At what point in time is your shelf life over?” he said.
Fran Spielman has been covering and analyzing Chicago mayors and city government since Richard J. Daley. Her City Hall beats have included Mayors Michael Bilandic, Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer, Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel.
Spielman joined the Sun-Times in 1985 after ten years at Chicago radio station WIND. When owner Westinghouse Broadcasting sold the station, she saw the opportunity to pursue her primary journalistic goal to work for a major newspaper.
She had started at WIND right out of Northwestern University--as a sports reporter, morning news producer, then full-time reporter--after covering football, basketball and tennis for the Daily Northwestern.
During her decade in radio, Spielman freelanced for the Chicago Daily News, at Crain’s Chicago Business, for “The Chicago Bear Report” and as a principle anchor and reporter of Channel 11’s Emmy Award winning sports show, “Time Out”.
Spielman is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club. A decade earlier, Spielman received the Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.
Laurence Msall argued that the time to tinker at the margins of reducing government bureaucracy is over. It’s time to get out the meat ax.
A runoff that has been Lightfoot’s to lose ever since she finished atop the first round of balloting appears headed for a Lori landslide.
The endorsement gives Preckwinkle a sorely needed victory in the campaign’s crucial home stretch.
With a new mayor expected to make wholesale changes, Jones joked openly about having talked to CHA chairman John Hooker about his uncertain status.
The project, to be completed in 2021, will include adding 10 gates to the terminal and increase overall space by about 350,000 square feet.
El Al will fly from O’Hare to Tel Aviv three times a week — on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays — using 282-seat Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The Sun-Times first reported on Monday that the Preckwinkle campaign will be “totally dark” for the crucial home stretch of the historic race.
“I think that she makes the decisions that she believes are in the best interests of the office,” Preckwinkle said of Foxx, her former chief of staff.
Hairston’s campaign consultant Delmarie Cobb on Tuesday released a list of 60 tickets and four warnings piled up by William Calloway since March 2014.
As Lori Lightfoot reiterates her core campaign pledge, her daughter Vivian tiptoes into the room, offers a mischievous wave and starts “flossing.”
“Here is the latest data on our children’s nation-leading academic progress,” Emanuel wrote in a Sept. 20 email to the New York Times.
The flip side of the flyer says, among other things, “ALL CONTRACTS, JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT NEWLY ASSIGNED EXCLUSIVELY GAY PEOPLE!”
The “public is best served” when cities “retain control over their transit systems, rather than turning management over to private companies…”