| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:10 PM
When President Barack Obama dropped into his hometown a few days before the city election to designate the historic Pullman district a national monument and heap praise on Rahm Emanuel, rivals decried the move as pure politics aimed at pumping up African-...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:55 AM
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board made its endorsement for mayor of Chicago. Then we asked readers: Who is your choice?
Here are some of your endorsements for mayor:
I am voting for Bob Fioretti. Considering all the traffic cameras...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 3:42 AM
Chicago mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls' campaign slogan is "We Can Win," though his history on Election Day would indicate otherwise.
He's finished last in the previous two mayoral elections, just as he did when he ran for city clerk decades...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Mayor Emanuel can be a hard guy to get to really know.
Politicians like President Obama, who gave him street cred by backing him in 2011, and Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) have confirmed what some suspect – that Emanuel is "a little hardheaded" as...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:08 AM
Crews on Friday will begin tossing the household flotsam and jetsam that Chicagoans have been using to call dibs on parking spots since a blizzard dumped over 19 inches of snow earlier this month.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation will start...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released Friday from home confinement, ending his 4 1/2–year prison sentence for lying under oath about the torture of criminal suspects.
Burge had been finishing off his federal sentence on...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:46 PM
Two weeks ago in this space, we laid out the case for re-electing Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We're back now to remind you why.
We're also here to urge voters to support a strong batch of aldermanic candidates. Some of them will align with Emanuel, some of them...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 2:08 AM
A community conversation about diversity began recently, encouraging the community to work together to promote respect and understanding for one another regardless of the color of anyone's skin.
About 25 people attended Mayor David Cassetti's first of...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:47 PM
The two aldermen appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since taking office will face voters for the first time next week, and the results could help determine how strong the mayor's lock will be on the Chicago City Council should he win re-election.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday dismissed President Barack Obama’s embrace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a last-minute ad buy by a super political action committee that’s supporting the mayor.
| Feb 19, 2015
| 1:08 PM
OK, folks, by popular demand I am offering up once again an open thread for the commentariat to discuss the news of the week. I confess to having been lax in this regard lately and I know you are not interested in my excuses.
Anyway: What stories in...