| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Chicago aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel took an opportunity Wednesday to link themselves to Chicago's feel-good story of the summer, welcoming the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Little League team to City Hall to congratulate them for their U.S....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Two Annapolis aldermen are asking their city council colleagues to denounce the views of a candidate for County Council — even though the candidate is running for a district that doesn't include Annapolis.
Alderman Kenny Kirby and Alderwoman Sheila...
| Sep 7, 2014
We've often wondered if Faisal Khan knew what he was getting into when he accepted the job as Chicago's first legislative watchdog. Now we know.
"I cannot believe the third biggest metropolis in this country has operated in terms of ethics the way...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:19 PM
A former Chicago transportation manager and his longtime friend both pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal bribery charges in an alleged $2 million scheme to rig the contract for the city's red light camera program.
John Bills is accused of conspiring...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions.
The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday borrowed a symbolic move from his former boss President Barack Obama, signing an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees working for city contractors.
There was one key...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:02 PM
As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora.
Flora, as all you botanists know, is scientific talk for plants. And the plants of Bridgeport seemed...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:44 AM
A federal judge ruled Thursday that David Koschman’s mother waited too long to file a wrongful death lawsuit that accused authorities of a cover-up in her son’s 2004 death following a drunken altercation with a member of the powerful Daley...
| Aug 29, 2014
When Chicago police rolled up last summer on a Woodlawn block in response to complaints of a loud outdoor party, leading the charge was Glenn Evans, then the top commander of that South Side police district.
It was about 11:30 p.m. on a weeknight, so...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:47 PM
When the city announced this week that a nonprofit organization had been granted permission to sell Asian kale salad and other "healthy, local food" out of repurposed newsstands downtown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heralded the agreement as evidence of his...