| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:56 PM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week pronounced the proposed Wanda Vista tower by architect Jeanne Gang “a great building,” he didn’t just misjudge a promising but problematic preliminary design for what would be one of Chicago’s...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Ever since Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall, replacing a mayor who pushed the City Council to approve protected landmark status for Wrigley Field, the Cubs have pretty much had their way with plans for the venerable, now century-old, ballpark.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:18 PM
If you follow politics in this crooked city of tribes, you know that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — the woman tough enough to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel down — has taken ill.
We're told she's been in the hospital since Sunday,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Barack Obama should be Chicago's next mayor.
Not in 2015, when Rahm Emanuel will ultimately sweat his way to a second term. But in 2019.
Obama will be a re-energized ex-president with some unfinished business. There is no other job on the planet where...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol.
The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term.
Though he stuck with...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:56 PM
Margaret Jane Burke, a debutante from a well-to-do Irish family, was the only pre-med student at Barat College, a proper school for young Catholic women on Chicago’s North Shore. Around the coffee machine, Janie Burke regaled classmates with caustic...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:33 AM
The wake and funeral for former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne's will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at a Near North Side church.
According to an announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, those services will be Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program Thursday after two judges recused themselves for unspecified reasons and the rest of the court declared it was divided.
The unusual circumstances made it...