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  • City contractor corruption measure advances

    City contractor corruption measure advances
    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...
  • Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate

    Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate
    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...
  • City to pay $4.5 million in fatal police shooting of aspiring rapper

    The Chicago City Council next week is expected to approve a $4.5 million payout to settle a lawsuit filed after police fatally shot an aspiring West Side rapper known as “The Saint." Freddie “Latee” Wilson, 34, was shot 18 times by...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • When the Christmas spirit foundered in Chicago

    They called him Captain Santa. For 25 years, he sailed fresh-cut trees from the northern tip of Lake Michigan to the southwest corner of the Clark Street bridge. For Chicagoans, his arrival meant one thing: Christmas was just around the corner. Capt....
  • Fallout of fear

    Fallout of fear
    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...
  • Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'

    Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'
    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...
  • Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

    Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting
    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...
  • Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

    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...
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup
    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. But...