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  • Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say

    Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say
    President Barack Obama has selected the University of Chicago to host his library and museum, sources have told the Chicago Tribune. Despite a flurry of reports Thursday that Chicago had won the library, there was no official confirmation by the Obama...
  • Grab a broom, Rahm, for spring cleaning

    Grab a broom, Rahm, for spring cleaning
    Any day now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should be receiving a mysterious package wrapped in brown paper. Don't worry, Rahm. It's not that dead fish you sent your political enemies in the days before you became Nice and Cuddly Rahm. There are no dead...
  • Watered-down red light camera proposal advances

    Watered-down red light camera proposal advances
    Chicago aldermen on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a watered-down red light camera ordinance that calls for community meetings and a study of the controversial program but fails to address many of the problems of failed oversight and unfair...
  • CTA veteran Dorval Carter to return from D.C. to run transit agency

    CTA veteran Dorval Carter to return from D.C. to run transit agency
    Dorval Carter Jr., a former acting CTA president whose career in public transit in Chicago and Washington has spanned more than 30 years, will be named the transit agency's new leader Tuesday, officials said Monday. Carter, who will become the first...
  • Emanuel picks new CTA chief, hopes he can deliver Washington funding

    Emanuel picks new CTA chief, hopes he can deliver Washington funding
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced Dorval Carter Jr. as the new CTA president Tuesday at a bus garage, immediately making it clear that he expects the federal transit official to bring home pots of money from Washington. Carter, currently acting chief of...
  • Council panel endorses $5.5 million reparations fund for Burge victims

    Council panel endorses $5.5 million reparations fund for Burge victims
    Setting aside concerns that the heirs of torture victims of notorious Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge would get short shrift, a City Council committee on Tuesday endorsed a $5.5 million reparations package for those preyed upon by Burge and his so-called...
  • New mayor takes over in Country Club Hills

    New mayor takes over in Country Club Hills
    Moments after he was elevated from alderman to mayor of Country Club Hills, James Ford on Monday named as his replacement one of the engineers of his successful run to lead the city. Aldermen unanimously approved Ford's appointment of Ricardo Spivey...
  • Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins

    Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants a Chicago casino and Gov. Bruce Rauner remains open to giving him one, but attempts to put a long-stalled deal together this month are running up against obstacles both old and new. The old: Putting together a gambling...
  • Obama library: A once-in-a-lifetime exception

    Obama library: A once-in-a-lifetime exception
    The people who are not authorized to speak have spoken: Barack Obama's presidential library and museum will be built on Chicago's South Side. Multiple anonymous sources told multiple news outlets last week that the University of Chicago had won the...
  • Chicago plans events for mayor's second term inauguration

    The city of Chicago is planning a weekend of events leading up to the inauguration of newly-elected city officials. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in for a second term on May 18, along with aldermen and the heads of city offices of clerk and...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take second-term oath at Chicago Theatre
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will start his second term indoors with a May 18 swearing-in ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. It's a change from four years ago, when Emanuel accepted the baton from outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley on a sun-kissed morning before a...