| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s task force recommended Monday that Chicago’s minimum wage be ramped up to $13 an hour by 2018, an idea that comes as City Hall faces pressure to act on the issue while Democrats nationally try to make income disparity a...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Richard M. Daley's health took center stage Tuesday in the city's lawsuit against the operators of a popular Millennium Park restaurant, with a judge calling on lawyers to provide more proof it would be a medical hardship for the former mayor to be forced...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s biggest campaign donors dropped $950,000 in one day into a new super political action committee created to help back his run for re-election in 2015.
Illinois election law caps the amount individuals can contribute to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday attacked Republican challenger Bruce Rauner for a lack of specifics on how he’d govern, calling the Winnetka businessman “too timid, too fearful” to lay out a plan even as the governor dodged...
| Jul 18, 2014
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:23 PM
A federal judge in Ohio has ordered that $107,000 be seized from the bank accounts of former Chicago city comptroller Amer Ahmad, who was arrested in Pakistan last month after fleeing the country.
The money, held in two bank accounts controlled by Ahmad,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday labeled his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a “saboteur” who worked to block overhauls of state and city government worker pension systems but failed to present his own solutions.
The Democratic governor’...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday signed a measure into law that would allow Chicago to raise 911 fess on landline and cell phones by $1.40 a month to $3.90.
The move could be the missing piece that allows the re-election seeking Democratic governor to sign a...