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  • Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts

    Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts
    The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today. As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...
  • Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

    Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll. Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
  • Cop charged with battery posts bail

    Cop charged with battery posts bail
    A Chicago police sergeant was charged with two felonies for allegedly slapping a teen whose hands were cuffed behind his back, but the veteran officer's attorney contended he was provoked when the suspect tried to spit on him. Flanked by several...
  • Jolt of reality: Shootings persist as Chicago police Taser use skyrockets

    Jolt of reality: Shootings persist as Chicago police Taser use skyrockets
    Police departments in Chicago and the suburbs have embraced the Taser, a device marketed as a tool to reduce shootings by officers. The weapons' manufacturer contends that if officers can use electric shocks to prevent dangerous situations from...
  • Police: Father was girl's killer in 2008 case

    Police: Father was girl's killer in 2008 case
    The anguished screams of a father awoke the quiet South Side street in July 2008. "No! No! No!" neighbors heard Richard Lyons bellow. "Not my baby! Not my baby!" Lyons told police he had found his 9-year-old daughter dead, stabbed multiple times, in the...
  • From the archive: A mother's heartbreak

    In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u." The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
  • Time to go on the record! Fill out the Change of Subject prediction survey for 2011

     
    What will happen in the Chicago mayor's race? What's the outlook in court for Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson? Will we get a state income tax hike and casinos in Chicago? What will 2011 hold for health-insurance reform, gay marriage......
  • 2011 prediction-survey roundup: I've already blown one!

     
    In announcing my forecasts in our recently 2011 prediction survey, I said the Bears would not even win one game in the NFL playoffs. I'm glad to have been wrong about that, and hope now that the 42 percent plurality......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases. Chicago Tonight: Week in Review (WTTW): Host Joel Weisman with Phil Rogers (NBC-5 News), Jon Hilkevitch (Chicago...
  • Dining on cracked crystal for 2011 yet predicting fearlessly for 2012

     
    Twelve months ago, as is my custom, I asked readers to offer their best guesses as to what 2011 would bring, then offered my own predictions. How'd we do? On six of the 18 questions, readers and I were correct......
  • 'No mustache, no peace!'

     
    A report on the NATO protests this morning on WBEZ-FM 91.5 related that protesters taunted a police officer with facial hair by chanting, "No mustache, no peace." It's amusing, though I can't quite figure how this mockery of the constabulary......