| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:49 PM
South Side Ald. Anthony Beale has taken the unusual step of filing a pre-emptive lawsuit against a former Chicago Public Schools principal who he says sought to extort $1 million from him and made false claims that he sexually harassed her.
The 9th Ward...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1.
The proposal would require special use permits...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer.
Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...
| 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 19, 2014
From Sunday's print column Note that in the last quarter of 2013, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner raised about four times as much campaign cash as his three rivals combined in the March primary. Even if you don't count the......
| Feb 12, 2012
| 5:12 AM
Here's the transcript of a sometimes contentious, sometimes humorous Feb. 8, 2012, interview of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in which he provides the most expansive view yet on his pledge of transparency, his governing style and his interactions with reporters....
| Dec 13, 2011
Acknowledging that Chicago falls short in regulating the safety of taxis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday proposed a list of reforms that include closer monitoring of tickets issued to cabdrivers and a 12-hour limit on a cabbie's workday.
| Feb 6, 2012
On a mild winter afternoon on Chicago's Far South Side, David Doig toured the soon-to-be home of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, now an empty lot stretching the length of 2 1/2 football fields.
The lot is a small portion of a 180-acre site that has sat empty...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Chicago children younger than 12 would have to be inside by 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday under a new curfew proposal endorsed today by a committee at the urging of aldermen whose South Side neighborhoods have been hit hard by street violence.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:58 PM
State Sen. Donne Trotter said Wednesday he still hopes to win the backing of his party in the upcoming election to fill former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in spite of his arrest last week while taking a gun through airport security.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:41 AM
State Sen. Donne Trotter has told several south suburban officials that he will officially end his bid for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat that Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated last month, sources said Friday.