| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:42 AM
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.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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.
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:25 AM
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,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:08 PM
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...