Internal emails from Quinn's office show politics influenced NRI decision

Exclusive: Newly released emails show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from Gov. Pat Quinn's now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program.


Gaza conflict brings out supporters from both sides

On one side of the street, hundreds of Israeli supporters holding blue and white flags gathered. On the other, pro-Palestine activists stared across and demanded an end to Israeli “apartheid.” The heated stand-off on Tuesday outside the Israeli consulate in the Loop lasted more than an hour and ended with one arrest, according to Chicago Police.

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