| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:46 AM
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.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:18 AM
How does the University of Chicago unveil proposed Barack Obama presidential library sites that itdoesn’t own? And how does the U. of C. feel it proper that the site proposals could be made privately, without any public hearings, especially since...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:38 AM
From a wintry deep freeze to the opening of a new pool, 2014 was another year of ups, downs and contrasts in Park Ridge.
While the city continued its financial struggles as a result of a failed Uptown development, philanthropy remained ever-present,...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:06 AM
As 2014 comes to an end, the Lake Forester looks back at the biggest stories we reported on this year.
Proposal to make Metra station safer stalls without funding
A city report specifying exactly how much money would be required to upgrade the West Lake...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Three high school students from Park Ridge have earned recognition from the Cook County Sheriff's Department for their volunteer work.
Priya Karkhanis, Ellen Longman and Georgia Loutrianakis are recipients of the 2014 Youth Service Medal of Honor. The...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:39 AM
The University of Chicago is proposing that the Obama presidential library be built on about 20 acres of South Side parkland, either in Washington or Jackson parks, according to the university.
The information, released Tuesday, was privately...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a campaign event to outline his second term education plans Thursday, the latest in a series of policy talks he has said he will deliver in the run-up to the Feb. 24 mayoral election.
According to the Emanuel campaign, he...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:34 PM
On Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama strode onstage to accept his election as the nation's first African-American president. His first words: "Hello, Chicago!"
That historic moment, beamed worldwide from a victory rally in Grant Park, signaled to the world...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....