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  • Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall
    A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...
  • Emanuel on red light ticket refunds: 'Not for me to decide'

    Emanuel on red light ticket refunds: 'Not for me to decide'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t say whether thousands of drivers who received red light camera citations during a series of suspicious ticket spikes should receive refunds for the $100 fines they have paid to the city. The Emanuel administration has been...
  • Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax

    Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner issued his most expansive plan yet to deal with Illinois' finances, proposing Thursday to phase out the state's 2011 income tax hike, broaden the state sales tax to include some services and freeze local property...
  • Englewood, Whole Foods: A neighborhood achievement

    Englewood, Whole Foods: A neighborhood achievement
    In covering the recent groundbreaking for a Whole Foods grocery store in Englewood , the Tribune described it as a "socio-economic experiment." If this were a stand-alone project, parachuted into the neighborhood, that description might be accurate. But...
  • Attorneys want to take part in review of old homicide files

    Attorneys want to take part in review of old homicide files
    A group of attorneys specializing in wrongful conviction cases are scheduled to meet with city lawyers Friday to try to hash out how to properly inventory thousands of old homicide files contained in police station filing cabinets in apparent violation of...
  • Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage

    Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage
    Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades — as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Grading Mayor Garcetti's first year

    Grading Mayor Garcetti's first year
    Mayor Eric Garcetti has been in office one year, and it's time for a report card. In the current class of big-city mayors, Garcetti is not the overachiever (that's New York's Bill de Blasio), not the bully (Chicago's Rahm Emanuel) and not the troublemaker...
  • Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying

    Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's attorneys say it would be a medical hardship for him to testify in the city's lawsuit against operators of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. His lawyers did not explain in their motion filed Wednesday why...
  • Election board draws fire in political remap case

     Election board draws fire in political remap case
    An unusual move by Illinois election officials has injected new controversy into a fight over who wields the crucial power of drawing Illinois' political maps, with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment complaining that insiders are...