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Local Officials Discuss Education And The Role Of Teachers

During the recent teachers strike in Chicago and throughout the nation, there is a continuing conversation about levels of teacher accountability.

10/07/2012

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Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s Murders

After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.

08/15/2012

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Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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Opinion: Chick-fil-A Doesn’t Belong In Politics

What was Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy thinking when he thought that anyone cares about what he thinks about same-sex marriage? Whatever Cathy’s reasoning, he has a lot to learn about the separation of his business and the unnecessary preaching of his morality.

07/26/2012

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Opinion: Where’s Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.

07/12/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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Summer Songs: 10 Classic Tracks To Heat Up The Season

What’s summer without a soundtrack? Here are some classics to keep you groovin’ when the temperature rises.

06/18/2012

Barack Obama in Chicago (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Visits Bring Hefty Price Tag

The President’s visits often come with a hefty price tag for cities in both security costs and time misspent by police forces.

06/18/2012

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Philadelphian Among 6 Arrested In Chicago After Molotov Cocktails Found In Apartment

Three men arrested earlier this week when police raided a Chicago apartment were being held on terrorism conspiracy charges Saturday stemming from allegations that they tried to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the NATO summit. Six others were also arrested Wednesday, including a Philadelphian, but were released Friday without charges being filed.

05/19/2012

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Philadelphia Police Department Sending 67 Officers To Chicago For NATO Summit

The Philadelphia Police Department is sending 67 officers to assist with the NATO summit in Chicago.

05/15/2012

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Summer Tour Guide – From The Allman Brothers to ZZ Top

Summer’s here, and the time is right for dancing in the seats. Check out this season’s hottest outdoor concert tours.

05/14/2012

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Holiday And Williams Lead Sixers To Win Over Chicago Bulls

Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Lou Williams added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Chicago 109-92 on Tuesday night to even their first-round series in the Bulls’ first game since Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee injury.

05/01/2012

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Sixers Fall To The Bulls, 103-91

Derrick Rose scored 23 points before being helped off the court late in the game with an injured left knee, casting a major cloud over the Chicago Bulls’ 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Saturday’s playoff opener.

04/28/2012

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Union Head To Chicago Looking To Right Ship

It’s been a rough start to the 2012 campaign for the Philadelphia Union as they sit at 0-2 after losses in Portland and at home to Colorado. They will look to get rid of that zero in the points column on Saturday night when they visit the Chicago Fire.

03/23/2012

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