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  • 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...
  • OCT 27 | Press Pass: How the Newsroom Works: The Red Light Camera Investigation

    OCT 27 | Press Pass: How the Newsroom Works: The Red Light Camera Investigation
    On Monday, October 27, join members of the Tribune’s Watchdog reporting team as they explain their approach to covering the ongoing red light camera story in Chicago. In a series of stories beginning in 2012, the Tribune has exposed a questionable...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago's mayor in 2019? Barack Obama

    Chicago's mayor in 2019? Barack Obama
    Barack Obama should be Chicago's next mayor. Not in 2015, when Rahm Emanuel will ultimately sweat his way to a second term. But in 2019. Obama will be a re-energized ex-president with some unfinished business. There is no other job on the planet where...
  • How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago

    How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his Washington skill of lobbying hard for votes to secure the 2015 NFL draft for Chicago, and the deciding factor was the city’s commitment to hold a fan festival in Grant Park, sources close to the decision said Thursday....
  • Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
    On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
  • Few red light camera refunds, spikes unexplained

    Few red light camera refunds, spikes unexplained
    City Hall has promised 126 refunds to drivers tagged for $100 fines during suspicious spikes in red light camera tickets discovered by a Tribune investigation but upheld thousands of other tickets issued at the same times — all without explaining...
  • 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...