| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he's not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke's bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice.
Emanuel said he's concentrating on getting large...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 2:19 PM
A powerful alderman has dropped his opposition to a bump in entrance fees at the Adler Planetarium in light of the museum’s decision to exempt Chicago children from the increase.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said there is no longer a need to fight...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 2:38 PM
The recent controversy over Ald. Edward Burke’s bodyguard detail has focused attention on Chicago’s politically rancorous Council Wars era, and Burke himself nodded toward that time during discussions today about the city’s upcoming...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:59 PM
Security details for several city public officials will be reduced or eliminated, the Chicago Police Department said tonight.
The Police Department offered few details on the moves, but said they will put more cops on the street and save taxpayers more...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Former Mayor Richard Daley’s temporary security detail will be evaluated again this summer to see if he still needs Chicago police officers assigned to him for his safety, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday.
The timetable on Daley’s detail...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday gave a highly paid position to the daughter of the Illinois Supreme Court justice who swore him into office and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor.
Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today said politics were “absolutely not” involved in his decision to give a high paying appointment to the daughter of an Illinois Supreme Court justice and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor....
| Aug 26, 2011
The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago.
A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:39 PM
The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day.
“With this resolution the city of...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 10:55 AM
The Chicago City Council today voted to spend $1.3 million to settle a civil suit filed by the mother of a man who collapsed and died after swallowing drugs during his arrest last summer.
Although some aldermen expressed opposition, Ald. Edward Burke,...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Former Mayor Richard Daley's security detail has been reduced to three police officers, two of whom will be on call to transport former first lady Maggie Daley to and from doctor appointments and the hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today.