| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel summoned Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and the aldermen representing the area to City Hall on Thursday afternoon in an effort to seal the deal on a $300 million Wrigley Field rehab, a Cubs source said today.
Progress was made, but...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention.
But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
| May 9, 2013
Don't be angry, Little Bike People of Chicago. Please don't be upset at what happened at City Hall on Wednesday.
I don't really want to say this, but I've just got to:
I told you so.
You've become part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall revenue...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Embattled red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. fired its executive vice president Wednesday and accused him of misconduct involving the company's scandal-plagued Chicago contract.
Reeling from the crippling loss of that contract and the...
| Feb 19, 2013
Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants.
Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...
| Feb 10, 2013
Eighty years ago this week in Miami, a "maniac" tried to kill President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. The assassin's bullets missed their intended target but hit Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak and four other bystanders. Cermak was rushed to the hospital in...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
A child is murdered and we thrash about once more in the spectacle of tragedy.
"With outrage over Hadiya Pendleton's slaying spreading from City Hall to the White House," the Chicago Tribune reported last week, "the 15-year-old became a symbol...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today he will axe the city’s embattled red-light camera vendor when its contract expires in July, citing new investigative findings that the company gave thousands of dollars in free trips to the former city official who...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
City Hall has enough money to give Chicago police officers 12 percent raises over two years and still hire more cops to bolster the size of the force, the head of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police said Thursday in defending the union’s...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Chicago's embattled red light camera firm went to City Hall on Friday in its latest effort to come clean, acknowledging for the first time that its entire program here was likely built on a $2 million bribery scheme.
By its sheer size, the alleged plot...
| Feb 9, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration dumped the city's longtime red-light camera vendor Friday following a Tribune report about new allegations that the company gave lavish sporting trips to a former city official and then lied about it to City Hall.