With many cities and states across the nation facing serious budget deficits and pension crises, Atlanta stands out as an exception to the rule. Since taking office 13 months ago, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has balanced the city's budget, hired more police officers, restructured city services, a
Libyan native Tawfik Sharkasi says Colonel Moammar Qaddafi should face an international tribunal for the killings of thousands of protesters in the country. Tawfik Sharkasi is a Chicagoan who was born and raised in the eastern city of Benghazi, where protests first began and where he still
Chicago's Peace on Earth Film Festival was established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent filmmakers from around the globe whose work centers on peace, nonviolence, social justice and sustainability.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago and will succeed the retiring Richard Daley.Emanuel called his victory "humbling" and "most gratifying." He also thanked Daley for his lifetime of service to the city.