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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash

     How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash
    Confronted with questions about a flurry of red light camera tickets stamped with yellow times below the 3-second minimum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said the fluctuation of hundredths of a second was normal — imperceptible to anyone behind...
  • Emanuel budget puts off day of reckoning on police, fire pensions

    Emanuel budget puts off day of reckoning on police, fire pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday gave his own take on his first-term accomplishments while presenting his 2015 budget proposal to the City Council, a speech that was as much a re-election pitch as a plan to manage the city’s tricky finances. The...
  • How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago

    How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his Washington skill of lobbying hard for votes to secure the 2015 NFL draft for Chicago, and the deciding factor was the city’s commitment to hold a fan festival in Grant Park, sources close to the decision said Thursday....