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David Greising: The consent decree was designed to prevent disasters such as the Dexter Reed shooting

“Objectively reasonable, necessary and proportionate”: Rarely have a set of words sounded so plain yet proved so inadequate in addressing what...

12.04.2024 30

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David Greising: How can the mayor advance progressive plans after Bring Chicago Home defeat?

If Mayor Brandon Johnson seemed short-tempered after losing on the Bring Chicago Home referendum last week — the first major loss of his brief...

29.03.2024 5

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David Greising: ShotSpotter missteps could be turned to the city’s advantage

ShotSpotter is the technology that just won’t go away. At least not yet. Mayor Brandon Johnson intended to allow the city’s contract with the...

15.03.2024 3

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David Greising: Local officials keep proving why distrust in government is high in the Midwest

One my favorite rites of midwinter is when Richard Edelman, chief executive of the Chicago-based global public relations firm that bears his name,...

16.02.2024 4

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David Greising: Journalism is in a sorry state in Illinois and nationwide. But there is hope for local news.

The nation since 2005 has lost a third of its newspapers and two-thirds of its newspaper journalists, according to a study by Northwestern...

19.01.2024 4

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David Greising: As Mayor Brandon Johnson deals with a defining crisis, he should follow Lori Lightfoot’s lead

The surge of migrants to Chicago, arriving by busloads from Texas, hardly marks the first time a Chicago mayor new to the job has faced an...

05.01.2024 9

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David Greising: Mayor Brandon Johnson appears to be learning as he goes

Mayor Brandon Johnson has reversed course on major policy moves twice in the last few weeks. In a sense, that’s a welcome development. For his...

22.12.2023 2

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David Greising: Mayor Brandon Johnson and Gov. J.B. Pritzker can be at odds — as long as they do their jobs

There has been a lot of hand-wringing lately about the testy relationship between Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. Frankly, they...

08.12.2023 5

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David Greising: Ex-Ald. Edward Burke faces judgment. But ethics reforms in Chicago still fall short.

As I began counting blessings in the run-up to Thanksgiving this year, a thought occurred to me: I wonder if it’s uncharitable to give thanks that...

24.11.2023 6

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David Greising: As ex-Ald. Edward Burke faces trial, Chicagoans are told yet again that it was ‘just politics’

It serves as a fitting metaphor that, in an effort to avoid tainting the jury in the trial of disgraced former Ald. Edward Burke, a rogues’ gallery...

10.11.2023 3

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David Greising: Maintaining Chicago police accountability in new contract will require a tricky legal maneuver

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s decision to put the brakes on City Council approval of a key part of a new police contract was politically pragmatic and a...

27.10.2023 2

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David Greising: Mayor Brandon Johnson’s first budget shows that the realities of the job have sunk in

Think of it as the reality check budget. As a candidate for mayor, Brandon Johnson had a neat and clean plan to raise $800 million from new taxes in...

13.10.2023 4

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David Greising: Civic leaders seek sincere solutions while GOP stunt exploits Chicago violence

At almost the same time this week, two meetings took place, both promoted as addressing Chicago’s violent crime problem. They had two very different...

29.09.2023 6

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Letters: Hunter Biden’s indictment is nothing but theatrics

After taking five years, the indictment against Hunter Biden is nothing but theatrics. Special counsel David Weiss is basically going through the...

17.09.2023 7

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David Greising: How Illinois can finally gain traction in solving its pension crisis

Editor’s note: This is Part Five of a five-part series . When something is the worst in the nation, it seems self-evident that responsible...

17.09.2023 7

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David Greising: Without political support, Illinois can’t move forward on pension fix

Editor’s note: This is Part Four of a five-part series . In an effort to help fix the state of Illinois’ burdensome pension problem, the Civic...

15.09.2023 10

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David Greising: Examining the plans to tackle Illinois’ pension debt

Editor’s note: This is Part Three of a five-part series . As Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration was winding down in 2018, a group of about two...

14.09.2023 6

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David Greising: What Illinois can learn from other states’ pension reforms

Word for word, the clause protecting public employee pensions may be the most consequential sentence in the Illinois Constitution. The key phrase...

13.09.2023 3

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Opinion series: Pension solutions: How Illinois can address its biggest financial challenge

In this series, the Tribune’s Opinion section, in collaboration with the Better Government Association, analyzes one of the most vexing and...

12.09.2023 2

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David Greising: The challenge to erase Illinois’ $140 billion in pension debt

When Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his first budget address in 2019, he laid out a muscular plan to fix an Illinois pension system that was the weakest...

12.09.2023 2

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