| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:36 AM
In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent the last four years criticizing the financial shape predecessor Richard M. Daley left Chicago in, though rarely mentioning him by name.
On Monday, Daley endorsed Emanuel for a second term.
“(Rahm) is working hard...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:56 PM
(Post mayoral election predictions here)
Several recent "crime alert" email newsletters in my Northwest Side neighborhood have contained evidence of an alarming trend.
So-called crash-and-grab burglars, those who ram stolen vehicles through the...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:39 AM
Alejandra Ortiz does her best to provide for her family.
After her sons were born, the Colombian immigrant put her pursuit of a college degree on hold to work full time. Her paycheck isn't enough to make ends meet, so Ortiz participates in a state...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:19 AM
Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for a total of more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned.
The newly revealed expenses encompass...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:12 AM
Another candidate has thrown his name into the ring for Allentowon City Council.
Julian Kern, a Democrat, will be seeking a position on the board, he announced late last week.
Kern, 29, is an east side resident who works for a security company. He is...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- The sure-footed start of Jeb Bush's bid for the Oval Office began with a money blitzkrieg that helped drive Mitt Romney out of the running for 2016. It may well claim other casualties among the large crowd of other Republican presidential...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:34 PM
There is little that Hillary Rodham Clinton could have said or done to instantly quell the controversy surrounding her private email account and, by that meager standard, Tuesday’s 20-minute news conference lived up to expectations.
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:49 AM
This runoff creates a real opportunity for the voters. Now that the election is focused between two candidates, we need to hear precisely what their specific plans are to deal with the city's financial crisis, including if they plan to raise taxes. We...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview.
Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Jeb Bush carefully attempted to open up distance between himself and his brother, President George W. Bush, in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, suggesting that in the Mideast, he would value stability even if that meant supporting...