| Jul 10, 2014
Louis Reinhart was born in 1914, the year Wrigley Field was built. This year, they turned 100 together.
You might have read about Reinhart, the retired Metamora farmer who was invited to deliver the game ball on Opening Day at the stadium to celebrate...
| Aug 1, 2014
You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open.
A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
| Jun 27, 2014
George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," announced this week that he had chosen Chicago as the home of his new museum. Here's how the city and the movie series are remarkably alike:
1. An invisible power influences events, sometimes with negative results....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels and residential hotels within Chicago will largely come to a halt until early next year, now that the Chicago City Council has passed a six-month moratorium related to those projects.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Through technological innovation, ride-sharing services have transformed the way we move around our cities, and their popularity on Chicago's streets is undeniable. Ride-sharing is a safe and affordable mode of transportation that consumers value....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:45 PM
An indoor sports center, bigger than two football fields and partially funded with federal disaster relief tied to Hurricane Ike, could be headed to Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood under a proposal unveiled Wednesday in Chicago City Council....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:56 PM
The Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would place strict limits on gun stores, forcing them to video-record sales and restrict gun buyers to one purchase a month in a city plagued with violence.
Pat Corcoran, a...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:41 PM
Ald. Deb Mell, 33rd, announced Thursday on Twitter that she and her wife, Christin Baker, are ending their marriage.
Mell, the first openly lesbian alderman in the Chicago City Council, was a voice in the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois when she...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s task force recommended Monday that Chicago’s minimum wage be ramped up to $13 an hour by 2018, an idea that comes as City Hall faces pressure to act on the issue while Democrats nationally try to make income disparity a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:18 PM
A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The Chicago City Council today voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year, a change that backers say will improve the city's environment but opponents contend will harm the local economy.
The ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...