| 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 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
Stepping up efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic from spreading widely in the United States, federal authorities and officials in Chicago on Wednesday announced preventive measures that will include more intense health screening for airline passengers...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:33 PM
A new ordinance requiring some local colleges to give students a "Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights" was introduced to the City Council Wednesday.
The ordinance, introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th),...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Two Southwest Side aldermen are proposing that all passengers arriving at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport from "foreign destinations" be subject to infectious disease screening to try to head off the spread of Ebola and other illnesses...