| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:25 PM
A day after about 175 of them were arrested for staying past Grant Park's closing time, a few hundred Occupy Chicago protesters were marching again.
Just after 7 p.m., protesters who had gathered at LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard began marching...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:35 PM
As lawmakers contemplate a tax incentive package to appease Chicago’s financial exchanges who have threatened to leave Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn says any deal must also include breaks for working families.
The requirement comes as Quinn prepares...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 3:32 PM
Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday that progress is being made toward a broad deal to pair tax breaks for the city’s financial exchanges with relief for smaller businesses and individual taxpayers.
Legislative leaders, who meet privately...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was in New York on Tuesday to ring the opening bell at a stock exchange and get some face time on a national cable morning chatfest.
The cost to taxpayers? An estimated $1,200 on airfare and hotel for the governor and a press...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Demonstrators from Occupy Chicago and other organizations blocked the LaSalle Street bridge over the Chicago River downtown for less than half an hour Thursday evening before marching through the Loop, clogging traffic while trying to show that the...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:40 PM
It was hard to tell what exactly "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder filmed in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, but all signs pointed to the shoot taking place at Willis Tower. Literally.
There were bright signs on the street helping guide cast and crew...
| Sep 19, 2011
It was past 7 p.m. when Ventas Inc. CEO Debra Cafaro emerged from her last meeting. Her voice echoed in the halls of the mostly empty offices on the 48th floor of 111 S. Wacker Drive.
As she spoke, the last rays of sun disappeared behind the West Loop...
| May 26, 2011
| 11:35 AM
One of eight protesters facing felony charges for climbing the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant on Tuesday was convicted four years ago of scaling the Chicago Board of Trade building to protest the destruction of the world’s rain forests,...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:05 PM
The city Public Building Commission approved a plan today to connect three South Loop buildings to the city's extensive surveillance camera network.
After chairing the commission for the first time, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it made sense to add the...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:01 PM
On a day teachers picketed over being deprived of their contracted raises, theChicago Public Schools Board today approved contracts for the city’s top two school administrators paying more than previously for the positions.
The new schools chief...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 12:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois lawmakers announced today they will hold hearings to review the state’s business tax structure, giving companies threatening to leave the state a forum to vent about this year’s tax hike.
Senate President John...