| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to pump $13 million more into city coffers next year by raising amusement taxes on cable TV services and boosting zoning permit fees for large construction projects, City Hall officials say.
The increases are part of a series of...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to propose increasing the city cigarette tax by 75 cents to help plug a budget gap and provide more free vision care for low-income Chicago Public Schools students, a City Hall source said Saturday.
The increase would leave...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:12 AM
A Lane Tech football player who suffered a brain injury during a game earlier this month is improving and is no longer in critical condition but remains in a coma, according to his family.
Drew Williams, a senior and a member of the Lane Technical...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Two Chicago aldermen called Wednesday for the city to put up $20 million to help onetime crime suspects who were tortured by disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge but have otherwise been unable to win compensation.
Alds. Howard Brookins, 21st, and...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and current superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut, shared his views of education at Elmhurst College, laying out his vision of the elements critical to high-performing schools and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. The following public services will be affected:
Schools: Chicago Public Schools and many parochial and suburban schools will be closed.
Government offices: Federal, county and many municipal offices will be...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
No. 7 Bolingbrook at No. 8 Homewood-Flossmoor
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Records: Bolingbrook 6-0, 4-0 Southwest Suburban; Homewood-Flossmoor 6-0, 4-0.
On the offensive
Homewood-Flossmoor has one of the most diverse attacks in the area. The Vikings...
| Oct 17, 2013
Letters to the editor from Lake Forest, Mundelein and Deerfield residents.
There seems to be a pattern forming in America. It's an imbalance of education.
I see 5-year-olds walking around using iPhones better than I could, yet middle-...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Building department to move
Starting Oct. 28, Lake Zurich's Building and Zoning Department will be located at the Community Services Facility, 505 Telser Road. The Community Services Facility is about half a mile north of the post office on Telser Road....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:33 AM
A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday.