| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 3:29 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:48 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:18 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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....
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:35 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:51 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:36 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:12 AM
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...