| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Amid media reports highlighting Chicago’s rise in homicides and shootings so far this year, police Superintendent Garry McCarthysaid Tuesday he is facing “a perception issue” when it comes to crime.
Speaking to the Union League Club...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:19 AM
More than 30 top Chicago chefs donated their culinary skills for the 8th annual Chefs & the City event at the Ritz-Carlton July 27th to benefit Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care. Honorary chairs Rich Varnes, Amanda Puck and Jason Dohmann welcomed 325...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Former White House chief of staff William Daley today offered his prescription for fixing a politically polarized Washington: imposing congressional term limits, doubling House terms to four years and ending archaic Senate rules.
The brother of former...
| Apr 26, 2012
Former White House chief of staff William Daley on Wednesday offered his prescription for fixing a politically polarized Washington: imposing congressional term limits, doubling House terms to four years and ending archaic Senate rules.
The brother of...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to directly challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's recent criticisms of his crime-fighting and public schools strategies, instead talking about the passion they share for education and safe streets....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:56 PM
A top state lawmaker and the head of the Chicago Public schools on Monday vowed to support a high-level task force aimed at combating the crisis in K-8 grade absenteeism and truancy exposed by a recent Tribune series.
Speaking at a drop-out prevention...
| Dec 11, 2012
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett vowed Monday to move forcefully to address the city's crisis in K-8 truancy and absenteeism, declaring: "We must work to shut down the dropout pipeline."
She said that "while the district has not fully...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday quickly backed off a public barb she tossed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his crime-fighting strategy, marking the second time in a little more than three months she has toned down off-the-cuff remarks....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Toni Preckwinkle is taking back some very critical comments she made about Mayor Emanuel.
While speaking at the Union League Club Thursday, the Cook County board president said Emanuel's solution to Chicago's street violence is "just to arrest...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.