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  • Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits

    Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits
    When Chicago police rolled up last summer on a Woodlawn block in response to complaints of a loud outdoor party, leading the charge was Glenn Evans, then the top commander of that South Side police district. It was about 11:30 p.m. on a weeknight, so...
  • Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot

    Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot
    Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine. In...
  • Food cart activist questions city's downtown food stand move

    Food cart activist questions city's downtown food stand move
    When the city announced this week that a nonprofit organization had been granted permission to sell Asian kale salad and other "healthy, local food" out of repurposed newsstands downtown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heralded the agreement as evidence of his...
  • End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters

    End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters
    Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
  • Chicago mental health clinic closings spark opposing views

    Chicago mental health clinic closings spark opposing views
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s mental health care policies went on trial at City Hall Tuesday, with critics saying many patients ended up homeless, jailed or dead after the mayor closed half of the city’s clinics, while city officials maintained that...
  • Key red light camera player cooperating with feds

    Key red light camera player cooperating with feds
    The alleged bagman in a $2 million bribery scandal over Chicago's red light camera contract is cooperating with federal authorities and has testified in the ongoing grand jury investigation, the Tribune has learned. Martin O'Malley, 73, the Chicago-...
  • Critic: Red Light cases have Chicago officials scared

    Critic: Red Light cases have Chicago officials scared
    A contingent of City Hall lawyers and officials appeared in a tiny hearing room to defend the city’s automated traffic ticket program during a three-hour hearing at which an administrative judge said he is throwing out tickets because yellow light...
  • Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state

    Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state
    If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public...
  • Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep

    Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep
    I used to think that Chicago aldermen stayed up late into the night scheming on how to waste the taxpayers' money: Like making a quick buck with phony contracts to sell dead rats on coat hangers as earmuffs to homeless blind men. But it turns out I...
  • Former red light camera CEO indicted, federal probe expands

    Former red light camera CEO indicted, federal probe expands
    Chicago's red light camera scandal deepened Wednesday with the federal indictment of a former Redflex Traffic Systems CEO on charges she and a top City Hall manager conspired to rig the camera business for a decade. Karen Finley, one of several...
  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....