| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:43 PM
There are few ad men in the world of politics who are better at getting free publicity than Republican strategist Fred Davis. During Carly Fiorina’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in California, he got tens of thousands of views for his......
| Apr 10, 2013
Jim Reynolds, who grew up in Englewood and is among this city's business elite, always has known that side of Chicago.
He also knows the jolt that comes when someone, especially someone who has grown up here, first has their eyes opened and the city's...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:24 PM
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has asked the city's three pension funds to review all investments and work to end those in companies that manufacture assault weapons....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The indispensable blogger on all things parking in Chicago didn't like what he saw out of City Hall yesterday: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have done the impossible. He may have actually made Chicago’s reviled parking meter lease deal even......
| May 8, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Chicago's divorce with Redflex Traffic Systems is getting messy.
In his hurry to sever ties with the red-light camera operator amid a burgeoning bribery scandal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February set a six-month deadline for Redflex to leave town after a...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Chicago police sergeants on Monday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had called a blueprint for restoring financial soundness to the city’s woefully underfunded pension systems.
The sergeants union voted 876-134...
| Mar 13, 2013
If you're a parent, there are certain fears you can't put to words when you learn of children being killed.
Like those four teenagers in Will County, their car skidding off the road into a swollen creek, the parents calling and texting for hours without...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:11 PM
The state’s troubled finances are now hitting City Hall in a more visible way, as a major agency downgraded Chicago’s credit rating as the city prepares to refinance some debt.
A $181 million bond issue backed with the city’s share...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
As the owners of the Chicago Cubs push to quickly wrap up a Wrigley Field rehab deal, the stadium's neighbors are calling for a slow down of the negotiations.
In a letter sent Wednesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Lake View Citizens’ Council raised...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:48 PM
The first evidence of a federal criminal probe into Chicago's red-light camera program is focusing attention on bribery allegations at City Hall just as Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to launch his controversial speed camera initiative.
Both the company...