| Apr 6, 2014
Chicago is hosting the U.S. Travel Association's trade show, which starts this weekend at McCormick Place. The city aims to attract 55 million tourists a year by 2020; we asked six people how Chicago can reach its goal.
Tout 'the great American city'...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:50 AM
For people who don't live in the South Side neighborhood of Washington Park, there is hardly a reason to take the CTA's Green Line to the Garfield station.
Though barely a mile from the stately University of Chicago campus, the desolate block of East...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn finds himself in a bit of a political pickle: he’s running for re-election on a pledge to cut property taxes, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up the city’s ailing...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A Chicago police detective who has been on disability leave from the department for nearly a decade was elected president of the union representing rank-and-file Chicago cops, the union said Wednesday.
Dean Angelo Sr. defeated Bill Dougherty, the acting...
| Apr 2, 2014
I'll miss you, plastic shopping bags.
We've been together more than 30 years, and I still remember why I fell in love with you — your durability, your flexibility, your versatility and your portability, how much easier you were to tote than your...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits for some city workers to start digging out of a massive pension debt he inherited.
But the proposal the mayor and his top aides outlined late Monday would not address...
| Mar 31, 2014
The people who got into the taxi business by paying $300,000 or more for a city medallion are understandably threatened by the people who got into the same business by fastening pink mustaches to their personal cars.
The plush 'staches are the trademark...
| Mar 29, 2014
The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
| Mar 27, 2014
Sara Duran bought her first car about a year ago, and on most days, the sight of that 2005 Dodge Stratus parked in the driveway of her family's home in Des Plaines leaves her beaming with pride.
But the 28-year-old quickly learned the harsh realities of...
| Mar 25, 2014
Just days from what promised to be one of Chicago's more sensational trials, former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb and his legal team were busy prepping witnesses and finalizing trial strategy when a deal with defendant Richard "R.J." Vanecko was struck.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Chicago police fabricated evidence and conspired with City Hall and county prosecutors to protect then-Mayor Richard Daley’s “political dynasty” by covering up the involvement of Daley’s nephew in a 2004 killing, a federal...