| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:24 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will meet his challengers in five candidate forums ahead of the Feb. 24 city election, his campaign said Monday.
Senior campaign adviser David Spielfogel confirmed that Emanuel will particpate in five forums: the Chicago Tribune...
| Jul 31, 2014
Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Ken Davis is joined by David Kidwell (Chicago Tribune) and Alex Richards (Chicago Tribune). They discuss the city's highly suspect red light camera system. i>You may subscribe to the audio version of the Chicago Newsroom podcast.....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:40 PM
In their final face-to-face meeting before Tuesday's election, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis clashed over economic and social issues, with each accusing the other of being out of touch with Illinois voters.
Republican Oberweis, 68,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:55 AM
What's on your mind that we haven't covered here this week? That list is long, admittedly, as I've been preoccupied with stuff.
Our pal MrJM suggests that commenters who've had to change their screen names from the old site post their new and old...
| Jun 14, 2014
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha.
She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:53 PM
1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting applications this week under a new name, brand and logo.
But the newly christened WiSTEM 1871 still lacks what matters...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Last night on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight"
Segment host Eddie Arruza: What would you have done differently with the school situation, given its budget?
Mayoral candidate Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd: Well, I think there were a lot of areas...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Take a look at the new Twitter avatar that Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis posted last week, then tell me she's not running for mayor.
The avatar is the little image — usually a portrait — that appears prominently on a user's...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...