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  • How does Chicago stack up?

    How does Chicago stack up?
    Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
  • Too cold outside? Take the pedway.

    Too cold outside? Take the pedway.
    It's just too damn cold to be outside. That's why many Chicagoans use the pedway system downtown during the workweek. They'll walk through a maze of underground tunnels and overhead bridges to shield themselves from the subzero temps. The pedway...
  • A 'Pause' to reflect

    A 'Pause'  to reflect
    It seems impossible that the life and times and accomplishments of Dr. Quentin Young might be able to fit into fewer than 250 pages, but there it is, colorful and passionate, between the covers of "Everybody In, Nobody Out: Memoirs of a Rebel Without a...
  • City to pay $4.5 million in fatal police shooting of aspiring rapper

    The Chicago City Council next week is expected to approve a $4.5 million payout to settle a lawsuit filed after police fatally shot an aspiring West Side rapper known as “The Saint." Freddie “Latee” Wilson, 34, was shot 18 times by...
  • State's attorney, someone, needs to take stand on WWII veteran's death

    State's attorney, someone, needs to take stand on WWII veteran's death
    It's been more than a month since Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez received the Illinois State Police report on the killing of John Wrana. The witnesses have been interviewed, the evidence examined, the autopsy report read again and again. And...
  • Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley hospitalized, in ICU

    Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley remained hospitalized in an intensive care unit Saturday, his law firm said. Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an ambulance after returning to Chicago on Friday evening from a...
  • Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business

     Ex-Redflex manager tells of secret meeting before firm got city business
    In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business. There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
  • Chicago looking to regulate ride-sharing businesses

     Chicago looking to regulate ride-sharing businesses
    "Shared rides'' for hire, advertised as a less-expensive and hip alternative to taking a taxi, have been growing in popularity across the Chicago area and the U.S. — virtually free from any government oversight. The Emanuel administration, which...
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Emanuel jokes about flood plan: Go see 'Noah'

    Emanuel jokes about flood plan: Go see 'Noah'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today pledged added resources to prepare for possible flooding as deep snow melts throughout Chicago, but also beseeched Mother Nature for a break and talked about ordering his top water official to go see a film about the biblical...
  • Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon

    Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired. "I am creating a...