How Amazon totally disrupted Seattle
When I returned in 2013, after four years away, Seattle had been startlingly remade by a forest of office towers and jarringly pricey condos. And that's not the half of it.
I am proud to have served a great but imperfect nation, one that has vital work to do on social justice, public safety, equality and acceptance.
Finance Committee members have to weigh options, listen to stakeholders and make a decision that reflects the good government we're entitled to.
The prospect of a job-generator that could churn out up to 50,000 positions should inspire Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Rauner to suspend hostilities.
"Good government is good politics and good politics is good government," as Richard J. Daley used to say. Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Rauner have heeded that lately. How about the county prez?
The Chicago Teachers Union is apoplectic over the $75 million-a-year scholarship tax credit for parochial and private schools. My advice: Chill.
Amazon has the money and ambition to upend the grocery industry. But Whole Foods alone won't take the fearsome e-commerce company to the top of the food chain.
The district's answers to its deficit—borrowing, cuts, closings and private contractors—are unsustainable. And an oversight authority? Give it a rest, writes the CTU's Jesse Sharkey.