| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to issue tickets rather than make arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana was advanced by a panel of aldermen today following a buzz saw of skepticism, setting the stage for final approval at next week’...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:39 AM
A handful of members from the United Taxidrivers Community Council declared victory during Monday morning's taxi strike, pointing to an empty side street near a Streeterville hotel they said would normally be packed with waiting taxis.
About 10 members...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Chicago cabbies will finally get to make their case to aldermen for a fare increase after months of complaining that new city taxi regulations are heaping additional costs on them.
The City Council Transportation Committee will hold the fare increase...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today acknowledged complaints from some aldermen about shootings being up in their wards while Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy once again defended his switch to a system centered on beat cops instead of strike forces.
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:23 AM
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the 2nd District special Democratic primary Sunday and endorsed ex-state Rep. Robin Kelly in the contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.
The move, announced in a morning news release, shakes up the...
| Feb 18, 2013
The already volatile special election campaign to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress saw its biggest upheaval Sunday when state Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out and endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly in a move to unite against former U.S. Rep....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Democratic congressional candidates Debbie Halvorson and Anthony Beale used a televised debate tonight to try to chill Robin Kelly’s momentum by attacking the support she is receiving from an anti-gun super political action committee run by New York...
| Feb 20, 2013
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is butting his way into Chicago politics like some Mayor Buttinski.
Bloomberg, the billionaire, news mogul and despiser of large soda drinks, is spending at least $2.1 million here to determine which Democrat in the...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The complexities of a special primary contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress gave way the final weekend before the election to more traditional campaigning as candidates Sunday visited churches and restaurants in search of votes.
The three top...