| Apr 15, 2011
| 9:20 PM
The letters from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are short and to the point.
"Dear Judge," begins one, written on Madigan's General Assembly stationery. "I believe that these people would be excellent members of the judiciary."
Tucked into the...
| Apr 30, 2011
You don't think of Mayor Richard Daley as a City Council greenhorn. But on April 26, 1989, that's what he was.
His first City Council meeting brought out an audience; people waited in line for seats.
They saw a quiet show. A police officer was honored...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:13 AM
Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Bond was set at $25,000 today for an unemployed Southwest Side man charged with making veiled death threats in telephone calls to the ward office of longtime Ald. Edward Burke, 14th.
Timothy J. Hercog, 48, of the 4400 block of South Homan Avenue in...
| May 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies.
The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...
| May 17, 2011
| 7:44 PM
On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed he's already figured out how to cut $75 million from his predecessor's final budget, just as he said he would.
"These figures are not based … on assumptions of what might or might not...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other.
The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 11:11 AM
Powerful Ald. Edward Burke today called for a hearing on a proposal by the Adler Planetarium to raise admission fees.Speaking at a meeting of the council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, Burke said the Chicago Park District...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 6:06 PM
Two Chicago aldermen are demanding to know why police and other city officials largely are ignoring laws that ban excessive idling by diesel buses and trucks.
In response to a Tribune investigation, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and Virginia Rugai, 19th,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial infrastructure trust plan will be delayed for at least six days.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, quietly asked that the issue be deferred, shortly after the council voted to approve the mayor's speed-camera...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:57 AM
Lately, it seems you don't have to be anywhere near a garden to stop and smell the roses.
Smell is the latest way that businesses are attempting to woo customers, whether it be the scented candles at Hampden shop In Watermelon Sugar, the vanilla and...