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Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM
By Lisa Balde & Kim Vatis

Class Should Resume During Talks: Rahm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready to "finish it" already. As Chicago teachers picketed for the third day Wednesday, Emanuel said there's no reason students can't return to classrooms while the teachers union... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM
By Jeff Goldblatt

Subdued Emanuel Mourns Kids Lost to Violence

Whenever a Chicago child becomes a victim of gun violence in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a phone call. Read »

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM
By Mary Ann Ahern

Why Father Pfleger Could Be Leaving St. Sabina

Why Father Pfleger Could Be Leaving St. Sabina
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Sources tell Ward Room Cardinal Francis George offered Pfleger a spot at Leo High School. Read »

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