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  • Cockroach climbs City Council chambers as pest control commissioner testifies

    Cockroach climbs City Council chambers as pest control commissioner testifies
    Cockroaches are not an unfamiliar sight in Chicago’s aging City Hall, but one of substantial size had the nerve Thursday to scale the wall of the City Council chambers — just as the official ultimately in charge of pest extermination was...
  • Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies

    Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies
    Aldermen on Friday pressed the head of Chicago's Business Affairs office to make sure the ride-share companies that compete with taxi cabs honor new city regulations, but questioned whether there are enough inspectors on the payroll to keep sufficient...
  • City budget would expand bike patrol unit

    City budget would expand bike patrol unit
    Mayor Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget calls for doubling the number of bike cops in the Chicago police force. The spending plan would set aside $2 million for expanding the force of police officers who patrol the city by bicycle from roughly 200 to 400....
  • Rauner, Quinn pile up cash, compete for women voters

    Rauner, Quinn pile up cash, compete for women voters
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner head into the final 10 days of the campaign competing for female voters and stockpiling record amounts of campaign cash as they try to drive turnout. Last week, Rauner put in $6 million...
  • 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...
  • Mayor: City has plan if Ebola virus surfaces in Chicago area

    Mayor: City has plan if Ebola virus surfaces in Chicago area
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with local hospital leaders and his cabinet members Friday morning to discuss Ebola preparations, emerging to assure the public “we have a plan” for dealing with the deadly virus if it appears in Chicago. “We...
  • Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'
    Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...
  • Emanuel may refund fines on 2.9-second yellows

    Emanuel may refund fines on 2.9-second yellows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he's not ruling out refunds on 77,000 tickets drivers got after his administration quietly lowered the city's three-second yellow light standard earlier this year. In his first comments on the latest controversy...
  • Emanuel budget puts off vexing pension issue

    Emanuel budget puts off vexing pension issue
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday unveiled an election-year budget that he declared will tackle the city's financial problems "head on" by "not deferring them, not delaying them." Shortly after the mayor finished his speech to the City Council, critics...
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...