| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:16 PM
A measure to regulate increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in Chicago in the same way as tobacco products ran into City Council opposition and went nowhere Monday despite the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a powerful alderman.
A mayoral plan to...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal Prohibition agent Eliot Ness' legendary campaign against Chicago mob boss Al Capone inspired the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," a blockbuster Hollywood movie, countless books and perhaps even the comic-strip hero Dick...
| Feb 21, 2014
In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business.
There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
City officials laid out an animal protection agenda Wednesday as a veteran alderman introduced a measure that would make horse-drawn carriages toting tourists and clogging downtown traffic a thing of the past and an ordinance to require dogs or cats...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Two aldermen called today for an immediate crackdown on “shared-ride’’ companies and other unregulated livery operators in Chicago, saying a new ordinance that the Emanuel administration plans to introduce to license the new...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:04 AM
When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn.
Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind.
Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis.
Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field.
| Jul 5, 2013
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
| Mar 26, 2013
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......