| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Betty Brewer is a petite woman with a warm smile, but last summer the grandmother stood tall against a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl from a grocery in Rogers Park.
“Oh, you’re trying to take the little girl home are...
| Oct 22, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems.
Many in the room shared an...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:26 PM
A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness.
Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Marijuana sellers in Chicago could only set up shop in manufacturing areas and each would need special City Council approval under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen are pushing to allow them to exert local control over the execution of a statewide...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:57 PM
A veteran of Illinois' child welfare agency who left three years ago to lead the state's juvenile justice efforts is coming back home.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he has named Arthur Bishop as director of the Illinois Department of Children and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Politicians have a way of losing their grip on reality when it comes to marijuana. That's the problem in Chicago, where Mayor Emanuel and powerful alderman Ed Burke want to slap absurdly strict limits on medical marijuana dispensaries.
Under the new...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:26 AM
In something of an end run around the new state concealed carry gun law, Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, is pushing a city ordinance that would require all city businesses serving alcohol to prohibit firearms in their establishments.
State law prohibits the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
| Nov 18, 2012
The death of Chicago's first black mayor was marked by tears of sorrow, words of praise — and down-and-dirty politicking.
A few days after Harold Washington had a fatal heart attack in his City Hall office, 25 years ago Nov. 25, a Tribune reporter...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Some highlights from the list. 1 Rahm Emanuel 2 Michael Madigan 8 Toni Preckwinkle 10 David Axelrod 13 Dick Durbin 15 Sam Zell 20 Lisa Madigan 22 Ed Burke 24 Karen Lewis 30 Garry McCarthy 37 Cardinal Francis George 45......
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego is holding a football clinic on April 13. Cost is $35. Among the topics: Torrey Pines Coach Ed Burke will discuss the Wing T passing game. Morse Coach John Shacklett will discuss the......