| Jan 24, 2010
Not long after developer Anthony Rossi got City Hall approval for a much-needed zoning change in downtown Chicago, he received a surprising phone call from the speaker of the Illinois House.
Michael J. Madigan wasn't calling to talk about state issues....
| Dec 8, 2010
| 6:06 PM
Two Chicago aldermen are demanding to know why police and other city officials largely are ignoring laws that ban excessive idling by diesel buses and trucks.
In response to a Tribune investigation, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and Virginia Rugai, 19th,...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:13 AM
Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Bond was set at $25,000 today for an unemployed Southwest Side man charged with making veiled death threats in telephone calls to the ward office of longtime Ald. Edward Burke, 14th.
Timothy J. Hercog, 48, of the 4400 block of South Homan Avenue in...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Writer Theodore Dreiser lived in Glendale twice. During his first sojourn here, around 1920, he started on a book but became frustrated and departed for New York to do more research. The result, “An American Tragedy” was published to great...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Despite continuing concerns about a backlog at the agency that handles allegations of police misconduct, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recommendation to reappoint its top official won a unanimous endorsement today from a City Council committee.
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for raising water fees to repair an aging system, hiring new police and putting in place a congestion tax on downtown parking.
The new mayor delivered his first budget address to theChicago City Council and said change...
| May 17, 2011
| 7:44 PM
On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed he's already figured out how to cut $75 million from his predecessor's final budget, just as he said he would.
"These figures are not based … on assumptions of what might or might not...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2011
You don't think of Mayor Richard Daley as a City Council greenhorn. But on April 26, 1989, that's what he was.
His first City Council meeting brought out an audience; people waited in line for seats.
They saw a quiet show. A police officer was honored...
| May 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies.
The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...