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  • Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring

    Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring
    A federal judge declared Monday that Chicago can finally be trusted to keep politics out of government hiring, releasing City Hall from a 42-year-old court settlement that was supposed to ban patronage — often with mixed results. ┬áThe historic end...
  • Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago

    Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago
    "Cultural change is hard. Elements of patronage undoubtedly remain in city government. We have never expected that this litigation would produce a perfect non-political employment system." — Attorney Michael Shakman testifying Monday, some 45...
  • Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare

     Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare
    In April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood in the newly remodeled Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport, unveiling the sparkling gateway as the newest evidence of Chicago's global status. The project developer predicted international fliers would...
  • Your Cook County TIF tax

    Your Cook County TIF tax
    Chicago and Cook County property owners: When your tax bill arrives in the mailbox in the next few weeks, don't just write a check and send it in. Read the fine print. You might learn something that's been a well-kept secret. For the first time, every...
  • Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts

    Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts
    A federal judge in Ohio has ordered that $107,000 be seized from the bank accounts of former Chicago city comptroller Amer Ahmad, who was arrested in Pakistan last month after fleeing the country. The money, held in two bank accounts controlled by Ahmad,...
  • Quinn attacks Rauner as 'too timid, too fearful' to lay out specifics

    Quinn attacks Rauner as 'too timid, too fearful' to lay out specifics
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday attacked Republican challenger Bruce Rauner for a lack of specifics on how he’d govern, calling the Winnetka businessman “too timid, too fearful” to lay out a plan even as the governor dodged...
  • Quinn signs city 911 fee hike measure

    Quinn signs city 911 fee hike measure
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday signed a measure into law that would allow Chicago to raise 911 fess on landline and cell phones by $1.40 a month to $3.90. The move could be the missing piece that allows the re-election seeking Democratic governor to sign a...
  • Lincoln Park groups plan suit over hospital site development

    Lincoln Park groups plan suit over hospital site development
    A group of neighbors of the former Children's Memorial Hospital site in the heart of Lincoln Park say they will file a lawsuit today, their latest step to try to stop a developer from turning the parcel into residential high rises, offices and stores they...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Chicago should reconsider ban of pedicabs on some streets

    Chicago should reconsider ban of pedicabs on some streets
    T.C. O'Rourke makes his living pedaling people around Chicago in a tricycle taxi. But thanks to City Hall, he might soon be out of business. As of Saturday, it's illegal for pedicab drivers to use busy downtown stretches of Michigan Avenue and State...
  • Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot

     Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot
    The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month. The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...