| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Jane Byrne, whose blizzard-stoked victory in Chicago's 1979 mayoral election made her the city's first female mayor and who broke the grip of former Mayor Richard J. Daley's Democratic patronage machine, has died. She was 81.
Byrne died Friday at a...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:54 PM
An Ethiopian restaurant, a condo property management firm and a vegan catering company in Chicago have one thing in common: Their owners are thankful they got loans to start or expand their businesses when other options failed.
The small loans came...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week distanced himself from the risky derivatives that are draining funds from the city's school system, declaring: "Under my tenure, there have been no swaps."
But records show the city of Chicago has entered into at least...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The story of the cabdriver and the politician isn't an epic Chicago political saga.
It's only a paragraph or two. But it illustrates a huge problem facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks re-election in Chicago.
A prominent old school Chicago...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Last week's unveiling of plans for a Lucas Museum of Narrative Art crystallized what until now had been a disagreement about a controversial location and a structure of unknown size. The first concern will fester until the museum is sited somewhere else....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who's now a Latino issues advocate and two brothers who own a popular bar and...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Emanuel met with reporters at City Hall...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:35 PM
Moutza or treat!?
On this fine Halloween, we celebrate demons walking the earth; and those who were told to stay home because they may have been exposed to Ebola but they went out for soup anyway because they're just so special.
It's also the day we...
| 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....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:32 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he's not ruling out refunds on 77,000 tickets drivers got after his administration quietly lowered the city's three-second yellow light standard earlier this year.
In his first comments on the latest controversy...