| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday defended the way he has dealt with the city's looming financial crisis against attacks from his challengers, touting his record of crafting the city's budget during his first term but refusing to rule out a property tax...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Some of the air was let out of Thursday night's Chicago mayoral forum when the sponsors decided to send out copies of possible questions to all of the candidates after announcing debate notes had been leaked to one contender.
ABC-Ch. 7, the League of...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2014
The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM) Neil Steinberg and I, the Colonial Babies, break it all down with Justin Kaufmann. Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Mick Dumke (Chicago Reader) and Natalie Moore (WBEZ). They discuss the upcoming......
| 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 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
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:21 AM
Republican governor hopeful Kirk Dillard on Monday rolled out a plan to reduce the state gas tax and borrow money to repair roads and bridges, but the candidate was unable to offer much in the way of specifics and contradicted himself on exactly what he...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:05 PM
The four Republican lieutenant governor hopefuls met in their first televised debate Thursday night, talking up their running mates and defending the largely ceremonial office as a post in which they could make big changes for Illinois.