| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Chicago's proposal for "big data" collection boxes to observe our mobile devices as we move around the city is a really bad idea. There is no guarantee that someone somewhere won’t identify and track us individually in the future, either a...
| 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...
| 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
| 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 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....
| Jun 22, 2014
Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. And in November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they support raising the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:25 AM
When it comes to rubber stamp legislative bodies, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has only a slight edge over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, according to a new report set to be released today by the political science department at the University of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:02 AM
A group of medical professionals, grassroots criminal justice activists and public officials will gather in Navy Pier this weekend to discuss and debate issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana, officials said.
The Chicago Cannabis Conference...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption.
The rare public...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:33 PM
The Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to pass an ordinance requiring city contractors to self-report corruption, a proposal Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lauded as a “key reform.”
Under the measure, which the City Council’s budget...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel convinced all but a handful of aldermen Wednesday to allow him to borrow $900 million with no debate and without saying how much of the money would be spent.
The 43-4 vote gives the Emanuel administration the power to issue $900...