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  • Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep

    Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep
    I used to think that Chicago aldermen stayed up late into the night scheming on how to waste the taxpayers' money: Like making a quick buck with phony contracts to sell dead rats on coat hangers as earmuffs to homeless blind men. But it turns out I...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • Single-room occupancy hotels, tanker car rules on tap at today's Chicago City Council meeting

    Single-room occupancy hotels, tanker car rules on tap at today's Chicago City Council meeting
    The Chicago City Council meets today, with aldermen expected to introduce a proposal to change regulations of single-room occupancy hotels and vote on measures creating a special taxing district in Washington Park and urging the federal government to...
  • Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage

    Emanuel takes page from Obama's book on minimum wage
    With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday borrowed a symbolic move from his former boss President Barack Obama, signing an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees working for city contractors. There was one key...
  • Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits

    Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits
    When Chicago police rolled up last summer on a Woodlawn block in response to complaints of a loud outdoor party, leading the charge was Glenn Evans, then the top commander of that South Side police district. It was about 11:30 p.m. on a weeknight, so...
  • Federal judge tosses lawsuit filed in death of David Koschman

    Federal judge tosses lawsuit filed in death of David Koschman
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that David Koschman’s mother waited too long to file a wrongful death lawsuit that accused authorities of a cover-up in her son’s 2004 death following a drunken altercation with a member of the powerful Daley...
  • Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs

    Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions. The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
  • Annapolis aldermen propose resolution against Peroutka

    Annapolis aldermen propose resolution against Peroutka
    Two Annapolis aldermen are asking their city council colleagues to denounce the views of a candidate for County Council — even though the candidate is running for a district that doesn't include Annapolis. Alderman Kenny Kirby and Alderwoman Sheila...
  • Bridgeport greener with a new Daley in the wings

    Bridgeport greener with a new Daley in the wings
    As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora. Flora, as all you botanists know, is scientific talk for plants. And the plants of Bridgeport seemed...
  • Not guilty pleas in red light camera bribery scheme

    Not guilty pleas in red light camera bribery scheme
    A former Chicago transportation manager and his longtime friend both pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal bribery charges in an alleged $2 million scheme to rig the contract for the city's red light camera program. John Bills is accused of conspiring...
  • Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot

    Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot
    Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine. In...