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  • How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash

     How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash
    Confronted with questions about a flurry of red light camera tickets stamped with yellow times below the 3-second minimum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said the fluctuation of hundredths of a second was normal — imperceptible to anyone behind...
  • Raise revenue off of people who can't drive safely

    Regarding red-light cameras, I’m continuously amazed that the general populace and newspapers seem to be fixated on the possible corruption of City Hall trying to make more money off of red light cameras. We worry and fuss that the motivation should...
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...
  • Emanuel to raise tax on parking in garages

     Emanuel to raise tax on parking in garages
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to raise taxes on drivers who park in garages, those who own luxury skyboxes at Chicago stadiums and companies that try to avoid city taxes by making purchases in the suburbs to balance next year's budget, aides said Monday. The...
  • Chicago's red light camera debacle

     Chicago's red light camera debacle
    If you want to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, you'd be smart to get a ladder and run around the city taking down the red-light cameras. You'd win a lot of votes. Especially after Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, in a blistering report Friday,...
  • Tough CTU boss should come clean about health

    Tough CTU boss should come clean about health
    If you follow politics in this crooked city of tribes, you know that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — the woman tough enough to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel down — has taken ill. We're told she's been in the hospital since Sunday,...
  • Chicago pedicabs run into rough headwinds from City Hall

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - T.C. O'Rourke has encountered plenty of nasty weather in his years as a Chicago pedicab operator - rain, snow and steamy summer heat. But he has never pedaled into a headwind as rough as this year's blast from City Hall, which has...
  • OneEleven is a grand refuge for renters in a prime Loop location

    OneEleven is a grand refuge for renters in a prime Loop location
    A distinctive recessed detail adorns the glass exterior of OneEleven, the new 60-story rental tower at 111 W. Wacker Drive. It is subtle but sophisticated, which also describes the ambience within. Need someone to coordinate a move-in? OneEleven has a...
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • Great Chicago Fire comes to the river

    Great Chicago Fire comes to the river
    In the beginning was the notebook, and the notebook was filled with dreams, and those dreams, against all sorts of odds and in the face of red tape, carping, money-hunting and alterations, will come to fruition Saturday with an event that will become...