| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:03 PM
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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:10 PM
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-...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday backed an annual funding guarantee for the city's top internal watchdog, which revealed another effort to give that watchdog City Council oversight has stalled indefinitely.
A much ballyhooed ordinance to transfer council...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Even before Bruce Rauner declared victory in the race for governor Tuesday night, he understood the most important thing: He'll have to deal with the little guy who runs things.
He's controlled Illinois for decade after decade after...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:08 PM
In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory.
There were as many as 60,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
A key City Council Committee on Monday endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's selection of Kurt Summers Jr. as the new city treasurer, an appointment that will give Summers a leg up in February's municipal election.
Summers, a 35-year-old investment firm...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Aldermen on Wednesday called for a hearing to get Chicago Police Department officials to explain how they are using a city rule allowing cops to issue tickets instead of arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana.
Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, and...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he doesn't know what Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is talking about when he says he wants to pair an increase in the minimum wage with pro-business changes to state law.
During Rauner's successful challenge to...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Medical marijuana facilities in Chicago would be required to have around-the-clock security guards under proposed city regulations endorsed Thursday by the City Council Zoning Committee.
Aldermen said they wanted to require the presence of licensed...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:14 PM
It has been said that Margaret Jane Byrne is Chicago's "forgotten mayor," that several generations of schoolchildren, and for that matter adults who might not have been around during the tumultuous years of the late 1970s and early 1980s, have never heard...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:50 AM
It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...