Ken Burns has a new film about Prohibition. One of the forgotten players in that comedy-drama was a Chicago mayor. His name was William E. Dever.Dever was born outside Boston in 1862. He came to Chicago at 25, worked as a tanner on Goose Island, and studied law at night.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – also known as the supercommittee – created by Congress this summer has just seven weeks to agree on a plan reducing projected deficits by more than a trillion dollars.If that panel of six Democrats and six Republicans deadlocks, or if Congress reject
Alabama and Arizona have some of the toughest immigration laws in the country and behind both states' laws and many others is Kris Kobach, a constitutional lawyer and Kansas Secretary of State.Kobach has helped several other states shape immigration legislation, and he says there's more to come in 2
The story was a front-page newspaper sensation on September 30, 1927. Chicago school superintendent William McAndrew was on trial.The Board of Education had hired McAndrew in 1924, telling him to clean up the school system. That he had done. Most of his reforms were applauded.
This winter, President Obama took the unusual step of naming Ron Bloom his assistant for manufacturing. But Bloom stepped down in August to return to his family in Pittsburgh. He hasn’t been replaced. This comes as manufacturers in our region are clamoring for attention.
What does it mean when a deal maker backs away from the leadership table?Amid news that a sharply divided Congress is embroiled in yet another budget battle, and the country once again faces the possibility of a government shutdown, Sen.