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  • Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday

    Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday
    Chicago teens would be subject to the city’s nighttime curfew laws until their 18th birthdays — a year longer than they currently are — in a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is all about keeping kids safe. The mayor on Wednesday...
  • Annapolis aldermen propose resolution against Peroutka

    Annapolis aldermen propose resolution against Peroutka
    Two Annapolis aldermen are asking their city council colleagues to denounce the views of a candidate for County Council — even though the candidate is running for a district that doesn't include Annapolis. Alderman Kenny Kirby and Alderwoman Sheila...
  • Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs

    Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions. The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
  • REVIEW: 'Since I Suppose' by One Step at a Time Like This ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Since I Suppose' by One Step at a Time Like This ★★★½
    At one point in "Since I Suppose," the new theater piece from the remarkable Australian company, One Step at a Time Like This, you find yourself alone in Daley Plaza, most likely in the middle of a workday. Look around, says the voice in your ear. Be...
  • Aldermen looking to trade one watchdog for another

    Aldermen looking to trade one watchdog for another
    Aldermen allied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel are moving to swap one inspector general for another as Chicago politicians jockey for the mantle of ethics reform heading into next year’s city elections. Details were being negotiated late Tuesday, but the...
  • Not guilty pleas in red light camera bribery scheme

    Not guilty pleas in red light camera bribery scheme
    A former Chicago transportation manager and his longtime friend both pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal bribery charges in an alleged $2 million scheme to rig the contract for the city's red light camera program. John Bills is accused of conspiring...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage

    Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage
    With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday borrowed a symbolic move from his former boss President Barack Obama, signing an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees working for city contractors. There was one key...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...