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  • 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...
  • Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10

    Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10
    The pool of hopefuls wanting to be Chicago's next mayor reached 10 by Monday's deadline to file the nominating petitions needed to land on the ballot. That includes the well-funded Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who's aiming for a second term. Some of the better-...
  • Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park

    Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park
    A city zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others. Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals...
  • 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...
  • John Mannion, Chicago cop who became prosecutor and judge, dies at 77

     John Mannion, Chicago cop who became prosecutor and judge, dies at 77
    John J. Mannion spent 14 years as a Chicago police officer and homicide detective before going to work as a Cook County prosecutor and then taking the bench for more than two decades. Mr. Mannion worked his way through law school while a police...
  • Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras

    Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras
    The Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program Thursday after two judges recused themselves for unspecified reasons and the rest of the court declared it was divided. The unusual circumstances made it...
  • John Kass: '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 husband, Jay...
  • 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...
  • 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...