Marquette Wire

Heroin use on the rise in Milwaukee

Nick Biggi

March 19, 2013

Filed under News

Heroin use in the area has increased exponentially over the past year, according to Capt. Anthony Smith, head of the Milwaukee Police Department's narcotics division.  Smith explained these findings at the Milwaukee Common Council's...

Editorial: Arguments on gun violence need to consider more incidents

February 7, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

Gun control has become a hot-button issue in the wake of multiple mass shootings in 2012, especially the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Pundits and politicians on both sides of the aisle have begun...

What price do students pay for a teacher strike?

Allison Kruschke

September 18, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Editors' Picks

Today we enter the sixth school day of the highly publicized teachers strike in the country’s second largest school district, Chicago Public Schools. More than 350,000 students are out of school today. Many of them will spend...

Emanuel wins mayoral election in veritable landslide

Dominic Tortorice

February 24, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

The “Daley Era” in Chicago is coming to an end. Rahm Emanuel declared victory in Tuesday's Chicago mayoral race with 55 percent of the vote, preventing a run-off election that several Chicago political pundits predicted...

Hitting the Marq: Murder Castle

October 7, 2010

Filed under Marquee

Chicago is known for a lot of firsts. The first skyscraper, the first nuclear reaction and even the first vacuum cleaner. But there’s one first the board of tourism might not be as likely to point out to the casual traveler: Chicago was also the hom...

MURPHY: No Chicago Olympics, no party cleanup

Michael Murphy

October 8, 2009

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

Despite ringing endorsements from Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, Chicago’s first round elimination last Friday in the 2016 Olympics candidacy was a devastating defeat — not just for the city, but for America too. To a...

Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail moves ahead

Tim Seeman

September 17, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

The absence of a functional regional transit authority did not discourage members of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission from presenting a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed commuter rail connect...