The opinions in and around Chicago that inform, analyze, hold power accountable and entertain.
To start, the city’s next police superintendent must be committed to reform. A half-hearted effort will never build trust between cops and the community, and that’s bad news when it comes to curbing crime.
As a former college instructor, I just don’t buy it. If they are to be paid employees, drop the pretense of them being students. And then there is no reason for them to be provided with room and board.
We should be taking steps to reduce oil drilling, with a carbon-fee-and-dividend plan and eliminating subsidies to the oil, natural gas and coal industries.
A camera-equipped drone could’ve spotted Robert Eugene Crimo III on a building rooftop overlooking the parade before he fired 83 shots that killed seven people and wounded 48 more.
City’s top politicians on board to honor legendary Cubs announcer
The former Bulls star has gotten kid-glove treatment from the media, despite years of losing. He reportedly is considering a sale of the team.
“It was madness,” former coach Porter Moser says. “And it was pure joy.”
Trump expects the MAGA faithful to turn out in thousands to intimidate the Manhattan district attorney out of indicting him for funneling hush money to noted porn actress Stormy Daniels. Not going to happen.
We are immersed in various forms of psychological misery. Much of what ails our society arises from our poverty of human connections.
Given the 20- to 30-year lifespan of new wind and solar farms, decisions made today on where we build and how new sites are stewarded will have lasting effects for future generations.
No one likes playing the victim more than Trump. But it’s no badge of honor for his standing if Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg files criminal charges against him.
The state’s Predatory Loan Prevention Act is working, we need to protect it, and the pawn industry must be included.
A letter from Democrats to President Biden calls for holding the 2024 convention in the Midwest to bolster the ‘blue wall’ states that reliably cast votes for the party’s ticket.
The attempts to hobble the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, which has uncovered case after case of credible allegations of torture and has hundreds of cases still to investigate, should stop.
He built his family a beautiful home on the South Side of the city and co-founded a business that provided steady employment so others could do the same.
We should enforce equitable consumer protections on every regulated energy monopoly operating in the state, regardless of the energy type that they deliver.
The Sox have been much more interesting and controversial of late than their cousins to the north.
Saving the planet will require cooperation across the globe, huge sums of investment and a willingness to work hard to make big things happen.
Disinformation and misinformation have always been contested categories, defined by subjective judgment. But malinformation is even more clearly in the eye of the beholder.
No matter how much the comments by the city’s longtime chief labor negotiator’s stung, Lightfoot’s response in giving him the pink slip was petty and emblematic as to why the thin-skinned mayor wasn’t reelected.
The politics of division is a recipe for disaster. It is a well-trodden road that can only take us back to where we’ve been before, and that’s nowhere we want to be.
Empty rhetoric won’t do a thing to help long shot Michigan State, the conference’s only team in the Sweet 16.
The normalcy of both camps is allowing baseball fans to return to a familiar routine.