| May 5, 2013
Almost everywhere you look, you're bombarded with advertisements shilling products that promise "energy," "pep" and "vigor" — all with little to no side effects. You can buy the products at any convenience or grocery store or by mail order. With the...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:18 PM
A City Council committee today approved paying more than $3 million to settle two cases of alleged misconduct that, according to one key alderman, indicated “a troubling pattern” in Chicago Police Department lockups.
Police and civilian...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Starting tomorrow, the sale of synthetic marijuana becomes illegal in Chicago, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced today.
"The Chicago ordinance will close the legal loophole that's permitted these dangerous products...
| Dec 16, 2011
All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee.
Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:31 AM
The City Council today agreed to pay nearly $3.9 million to settle four lawsuits that alleged misconduct by Chicago police and civilian detention aides, but not before an influential alderman said the actions by cops in the cases left him with “a...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:59 PM
Security details for several city public officials will be reduced or eliminated, the Chicago Police Department said tonight.
The Police Department offered few details on the moves, but said they will put more cops on the street and save taxpayers more...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Former Mayor Richard Daley’s temporary security detail will be evaluated again this summer to see if he still needs Chicago police officers assigned to him for his safety, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday.
The timetable on Daley’s detail...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday gave a highly paid position to the daughter of the Illinois Supreme Court justice who swore him into office and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor.
Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today said politics were “absolutely not” involved in his decision to give a high paying appointment to the daughter of an Illinois Supreme Court justice and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor....
| Aug 26, 2011
The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago.
A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:39 PM
The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day.
“With this resolution the city of...