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  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Emanuel rings up frequent flier tab

    Emanuel rings up frequent flier tab
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel flew around the country more than 50 times during his first 2 1/2 years in office, mixing city business with politics and attending events that helped burnish his national profile. On at least nine of the trips, records show taxpayers...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Chicago cabbies group wants to join union

    Chicago cabbies group wants to join union
    A group of Chicago cabbies announced another move today in their fight to get City Hall to raise taxi fares and take other steps to improve their bottom line, saying they will try to join a national union to strengthen their bargaining position. Fayez...
  • Emanuel defends taxpayer-funded travel

    Emanuel defends taxpayer-funded travel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today wouldn't say why he spent taxpayer money on out-of-town trips in which he mixed city business with politics, but defended the travel expenses as legitimate. The Tribune reported Friday that the mayor flew around the country at...
  • Watchdog questions free parking for city workers

    Watchdog questions free parking for city workers
    Dozens of city employees get to park their cars for free in the upscale River North neighborhood, many on a pricey piece of property, City Hall's top internal watchdog said today. Nineteen of the employees get free parking at 366 W. Superior St. in a...
  • CTU boss cheers for Rahmfather's early retirement

     CTU boss cheers for Rahmfather's early retirement
    Karen Lewis, the feisty boss of the Chicago Teachers Union, has a special hope for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "Hopefully retired soon. I just think the mayor — I don't understand him. I just really don't," said Lewis. Lewis made her remarks as a...
  • Arrest warrant issued in Ohio for former city comptroller

    Arrest warrant issued in Ohio for former city comptroller
    An arrest warrant has been issued for former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad for allegedly violating the terms of his bail in a federal fraud case in Ohio. Ahmad pleaded guilty in federal court in December to charges stemming from a kickback scheme while...
  • CNN and Mayor Rahmfather — made for each other

    CNN and Mayor Rahmfather — made for each other
    Looking at how CNN blew its own toes off by foolishly playing with a loaded Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, I was reminded about what really drives me crazy about national TV news. The "talent" — that's what TV calls its reporters — is driven...
  • Ex-alderman testifies on white powder in letter

    Ex-alderman testifies on white powder in letter
    Then-Chicago Ald. Bernard Stone was in his North Side ward office one night in 2007 when he opened a large envelope addressed to him and white powder came flying out, covering his arm and that of an aide as well. "I jumped up and said to call 911,"...
  • Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich

    Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich
    Former Chicago Ald. Dick Mell, one of the most gregarious political creatures ever to grace City Hall, is back in the game with a new lobbying firm he founded with the help of daughter Patti Blagojevich. The longtime 33rd Ward alderman is doing some...