Nathan Brown is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and noresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.The stunningly quick fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt had many o
There was some pomp but little substance as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first city council meeting Wednesday.Around 10 a.m., Rahm Emanuel took his place at the podium and called the meeting to order. Unlike Mayor Richard M.
Two state lawmakers say the federal government has agreed to buy the unused Thomson Correctional Center for $165 million.State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, and Rep. Richard Morthland, R-Cordova, say Gov.
Chicago's City Council is considering an ordinance to curb certain street activities. Alderman Jason Ervin of the 28th Ward wants to establish so-called "prostitution-free zones". These zones would be off-limits to people who have a history of prostitution-related activity.