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  • Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem

    Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem
    In the West Harlem neighborhood where Columbia University would build the Obama presidential library, residents are accustomed to change. But they have not always welcomed it. The proposed library would be a cornerstone of Columbia's massive expansion...
  • Emanuel to talk education plans for second term

    Emanuel to talk education plans for second term
    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...
  • U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park

    U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park
    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...
  • Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?

    Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?
    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...
  • $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'

    $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'
    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...
  • Top Park Ridge stories of 2014

    Top Park Ridge stories of 2014
    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,...
  • Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime

    Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime
    Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia promised to show "unprecedented levels of violence in Chicago" during a Monday news conference attacking Mayor Rahm Emanuel's record on crime, but instead used a narrow set of statistics that dates back only four...
  • Harvey residents detail life in 'lawless' suburb

     Harvey residents detail life in 'lawless' suburb
    On Sangamon Street near the northern border of Harvey sit two, crisp 1½-story houses. In the gray one, Ruth Cameron raised two daughters who went off to college. One came back and bought the blue one next door. Together, the women describe a growing...
  • Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
    During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...
  • Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program

    Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program
    Chicago mayoral challengers Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti are calling for an immediate suspension of the city's red light camera program. Citing a recent Tribune study that found the cameras fail to deliver safety benefits long claimed by...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...