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  • Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor

    Cardinal George cracks joke as he receives city's highest honor
    Retired Archbishop Francis George talked about the unique pride Chicagoans feel for their hometown and even broke out a couple jokes on Wednesday while accepting the city’s highest honor during a City Council meeting. George, who stepped down last...
  • Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists

     Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists
    Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol. The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
  • Aldermen discuss banning police chokeholds

    Aldermen discuss banning police chokeholds
    In response to the death of a New York man who was put in a chokehold by a police officer, Chicago aldermen Monday took steps to explicitly outlaw the maneuver by Chicago police or security personnel who are trying to take someone into custody. Though...
  • Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps

    Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps
    Larger Chicago gas stations could have less than a year to start offering fuel with higher levels of ethanol under plan a key City Council committee endorsed Monday. The 11-5 vote by the Finance Committee came after hours of debate featuring such...
  • Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot
    Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...
  • Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says

    Council workers cheat taxpayers with political work, embattled watchdog says
    As he fights to keep his job amid accusations of incompetence leveled by the Chicago aldermen he investigates, the City Council's internal watchdog on Wednesday issued a report that concluded many council employees were doing political work on the...
  • Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
    On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
  • Ald. Burke calls Great Chicago Fire Festival a 'fiasco'

    Ald. Burke calls Great Chicago Fire Festival a 'fiasco'
    An influential alderman on Monday took aim at one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects by describing last weekend’s inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival as “the fiasco on the river.” The mayor first announced the event along the...
  • Airports get ceremonial caisson for fallen troops

     Airports get ceremonial caisson for fallen troops
    Major airlines operating at both Chicago airports will begin transporting the remains of fallen servicemen and women in ceremonially decorated caissons in an effort to handle the remains in a more dignified way, officials announced Thursday. Aldermen...
  • Jane Byrne humbles powerful party pols in mayor's race

    Jane Byrne humbles powerful party pols in mayor's race
    Until Jane Byrne managed the feat 35 snowy winters ago, nobody -- reformers or liberals, dissidents or Democratic Party dropouts -- had been able to loosen the famed Chicago machine's iron grip on City Hall. So going into the 1979 mayoral election,...
  • 'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won

     'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won
    Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media — and there were many — then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism? Sure she did. Often. And the time she became furious with her...