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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle

    Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle
    Three companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries won zoning approval Friday, but still need state license. Three fledgling companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries cleared an...
  • Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle

    Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle
    Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the first-time Great Chicago Fire Festival that culminated in a flame-out that disappointed tens of thousands of...
  • City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen

    City Council watchdog sues Emanuel, aldermen
    The Chicago City Council’s watchdog sued Mayor Rahm Emanuel and key aldermen Tuesday, accusing them of hindering his investigative abilities by not properly funding the office. Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan’s lawsuit is the...