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  • How Jane Byrne manhandled Chicago's Democratic machine

    How Jane Byrne manhandled Chicago's Democratic machine
    Margaret Jane Burke, a debutante from a well-to-do Irish family, was the only pre-med student at Barat College, a proper school for young Catholic women on Chicago’s North Shore. Around the coffee machine, Janie Burke regaled classmates with caustic...
  • Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning

    Jane Byrne funeral services begin Monday morning
    The wake and funeral for former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne's will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at a Near North Side church. According to an announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, those services will be Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W....
  • Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne

    Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne
    Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...
  • Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras

    Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras
    The Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program Thursday after two judges recused themselves for unspecified reasons and the rest of the court declared it was divided. The unusual circumstances made it...
  • Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing

     Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing
    Nearly 50 people gathered at Chicago City Hall on Thursday calling for city and school officials to try to recoup money spent on costly school borrowing deals. Some demonstrators were eventually removed by police. The Chicago Teachers Union and other...
  • Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park

    Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park
    A city zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others. Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals...
  • City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue

     City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue
    Hundreds of protesters marched Tuesday night through downtown, chanting and making speeches over a loudspeaker about Ferguson, Mo., and Michael Brown, after spending much of the day hunkered down outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. The march, much of...
  • Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings

    Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings
    A group of activists who worked to shut down two Southwest Side coal-burning power plants charged Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday with overstating his involvement in the closings in a re-election campaign ad they called on him to stop airing....
  • With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

    With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received $400,000 in political donations that he was able to keep only because the state's campaign contribution limits were eliminated through the actions of an obscure candidate who threatened to run, but didn't. The...
  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
  • A minimum wage hike will be one more reason for employers to avoid Chicago

    A minimum wage hike will be one more reason for employers to avoid Chicago
    During a special Chicago City Council meeting Tuesday to press for a hike in the minimum wage, the aldermen will expound about fairness. About poverty. About justice. The argument for raising the minimum wage will be rooted in populist politics, not in...