| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:35 PM
A Republican state lawmaker filed legislation to outlaw traffic enforcement cameras statewide in the wake of a Tribune investigation into Chicago's controversial red light program, but it faces an uncertain future in a legislature controlled by Mayor Rahm...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent the last four years criticizing the financial shape predecessor Richard M. Daley left Chicago in, though rarely mentioning him by name.
On Monday, Daley endorsed Emanuel for a second term.
“(Rahm) is working hard...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:18 PM
It didn't take Mayor Rahm Emanuel long on Tuesday to let Chicago know who he's worried about in the campaign for mayor:
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the Cook County commissioner and former alderman.
How do I know? Rahm didn't tell me. But the mayor's campaign...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:13 AM
Rahm Emanuel's challengers are trying to hammer home the theme that the mayor has neglected Chicago's struggling neighborhoods in favor of boosting economic development downtown, and for good reason: It plays well with voters.
Six in 10 city voters...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:57 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't participate in the mayoral debates because he wants to.
He has to.
Mayor Rahmfather needs to win outright on Feb 24 to show those money guys in Washington, New York and Los Angeles that he can handle things here in...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered another spirited defense Wednesday of his push to use public park land for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library near the University of Chicago, but dodged a question on why he's not adding new public green space to...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:49 PM
Rahm Emanuel's fundraising prowess became the focus of the fourth forum of Chicago's mayoral campaign Thursday night as his challengers accused him of using pay-to-play politics to amass more than $30 million during his city political career.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:00 PM
I love Andrew Johnson's voice.
His soothing, Scottish voice, counting me down 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... into "a gentle state of relaxation."
Imagine Sean Connery calmly whispering into your ear.
That's Andrew Johnson.
My co-worker uses him to fall...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and three challengers met for the first televised forum of the campaign Wednesday, but it was a controversy involving a debate set for Thursday that dominated the day's news.
ABC-Ch. 7, the League of Women Voters and Univision,...
| Feb 4, 2015
Most Americans get the wrong idea about Chicago, but that's not Chicago's fault.
Instead, the fault belongs to the national Sunday TV talk shows, where pundits make a great fuss of smooching powerful political behinds.
And when Chicago Democratic...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:15 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis pilloried Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday and promised the CTU would not back down from Springfield or City Hall as it prepares demands for a new contract.
"Bruce Rauner ran on a platform about nothing," Lewis...