| Jan 6, 2013
With the help of several Latin scholars, I've come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column's annual exercise in forecasting the news:
Non coniectare imprudentior esset.
Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent.
Inspiration: "Is it...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Chicago Ideas Week headquarters is a brightly lit, sprawling, open room in a River North office building where scores of workers sit at long rows of desks working the phones, rat-a-tatting their keyboards and keeping the din level high.
| Dec 20, 2012
Mark Geinosky may never know why he received 24 unwarranted parking tickets, but the former Orland Park resident finally has some closure in the case.
Geinosky said Wednesday that he has reached a settlement to end his federal lawsuit against the city...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:36 AM
Someone wrote a series of bogus parking tickets to Mark Geinosky, but it was not Chicago police officers Paul Roque or Horst Hegewald, the Chicago Police Board has ruled.
In a 25-page decision posted Tuesday afternoon, the board found the officers not...
| Sep 2, 2012
Before there was a looming teachers strike and before the mayor had to go through Friday's charade of giving Chicago Public Schools frontman Jean-Claude Brizard a vote of confidence, the schoolmaster was engaging in social networking.
Brizard got himself...
| Apr 3, 2013
You're walking in Chicago.
It's chaotic and it's loud.
People swarm the sidewalks, many of them shouting. They spill into the street, many of them cursing. They jostle you, step on your toes. Traffic is a nightmare.
You squeeze through the barricade...
| Mar 13, 2013
Imagine Jonylah Watkins' life if she'd been allowed to have one.
Imagine the happy version.
Her father marries her mother — that part really happened shortly before Jonylah was shot to death this week at the age of 6 months — and she grows...
| Feb 13, 2013
Now that two suspects have been charged in the slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, our focus turns from the extraordinary qualities of her life to the ordinary qualities of her death.
Hadiya, 15, was mourned at funeral services over the weekend as a young...
| Feb 1, 2013
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel a few years ago.
"And what I mean by that," he said, "it's an opportunity to do things you could not do before."
Things you could not do before?
Or things you would not do...
| May 10, 2013
A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the city's African-American voters...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Tribune staff at 3:55 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration this afternoon posted a list of city employees and their salaries. The top 10 highest salaries among the more than 34,200 city employees, according to the city: 1. Police......