| Dec 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| May 16, 2011
| 10:26 AM
Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office as Chicago's 46th mayor.
The city's new mayor then laid out the challenges ahead: Improving schools, ending gun violence and downsizing a city government taxpayers can no longer afford. And he asked Chicagoans, the...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other.
The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:01 PM
South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today.
The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:38 AM
In response to efforts to clean up the Chicago River, top officials at the taxpayer-funded agency that handles Cook County's sewage and stormwater have argued that the endeavor would waste money, cause global warming and lead to children drowning.
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:05 PM
The Chicago City Council today is scheduled to take confirmation votes on several of new Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appointments, including Garry McCarthy as police superintendent.
Among the other appointments aldermen will vote on are Alexandra Holt as budget...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago City Council committee today recommended approval of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial expansion of public-private partnerships on major construction projects, setting the stage for a Wednesday vote by all 50 aldermen.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval.
The 33-14 vote at Wednesday's City Council meeting follows a last minute concession that was...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:03 AM
The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley.
On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
North Chicago’s police chief has been placed on leave while the city investigates six separate allegations of excessive force by officers.
Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. announced the move Tuesday afternoon, saying Chief Mike Newsome would remain on...