| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to install pumps for newer fuels with higher levels of ethanol went nowhere today after a nearly five-hour hearing today before the City Council Finance Committee.
The measure would have required all...