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  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...
  • Most Chicagoans want to eliminate or cut back Emanuel red light program

    Most Chicagoans want to eliminate or cut back Emanuel red light program
    Nearly three in four Chicago voters believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel should eliminate or reduce the city's troubled and scandal-plagued red light camera ticketing program, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. The findings come after the Tribune has...
  • Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot
    Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...
  • Obama in new ad for mayor: Emanuel's 'hardheaded' but 'he loves our city'

    Obama in new ad for mayor: Emanuel's 'hardheaded' but 'he loves our city'
    President Barack Obama endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election in a radio ad that began airing Monday in Chicago, laughing off Emanuel's "hardheaded" demeanor as proof of his passion and speaking in favor of the mayor's school policies that have...
  • Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem

    Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem
    In the West Harlem neighborhood where Columbia University would build the Obama presidential library, residents are accustomed to change. But they have not always welcomed it. The proposed library would be a cornerstone of Columbia's massive expansion...
  • Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?

    Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?
    It didn't take Mayor Rahm Emanuel long on Tuesday to let Chicago know who he's worried about in the campaign for mayor: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the Cook County commissioner and former alderman. How do I know? Rahm didn't tell me. But the mayor's campaign...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras

    GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras
    A Republican state lawmaker filed legislation to outlaw traffic enforcement cameras statewide in the wake of a Tribune investigation into Chicago's controversial red light program, but it faces an uncertain future in a legislature controlled by Mayor Rahm...
  • CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'

     CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'
    Karen Lewis strode a few paces from her Merchandise Mart office to a conference room with downtown views, clad in a royal blue skirt and head wrap that contrasted with a pair of Chicago Teachers Union red high-tops. She was ready to talk about her...
  • First African-American president deserves place in a presidential park

    First African-American president deserves place in a presidential park
    President Barack Obama wants his library built in a Chicago park. Why else would Mayor Rahm Emanuel organize two public hearings — with more than 1,000 people in the audience and two of his opponents at the microphone six weeks before an...
  • Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)

    Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)
    You won't find the following posted to the candidate surveys page of the Tribune's Election Central, as that site confines itself to non-fictional candidates. But Justin Kaufmann of the comedy troupe Schadenfreude has sent over the questionnaire responses...