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  • Economy leads cities down new paths to restoration, redevelopment

    Economy leads cities down new paths to restoration, redevelopment
    The landscape of cities like Aurora and Elgin were shaped by the economic downturn, forcing demolitions of older buildings that might have been saved if not for the poor economy. "It is that simple," says Carrie Anne Ergo, city of Aurora chief of staff....
  • Expand Illinois gambling? Why Rauner should discover his inner Quinn

    Expand Illinois gambling? Why Rauner should discover his inner Quinn
    "We're not going to have loopholes for mobsters in Illinois. ... My two predecessors, who are in jail, did not focus on ethics." — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Aug. 28, 2012, on his veto of a bill that included slipshod anti-crime oversight for a...
  • Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say

    Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say
    President Barack Obama has selected the University of Chicago to host his library and museum, sources have told the Chicago Tribune. Despite a flurry of reports Thursday that Chicago had won the library, there was no official confirmation by the Obama...
  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...
  • State pension ruling deals Emanuel triple blow on Chicago's finances

    State pension ruling deals Emanuel triple blow on Chicago's finances
    The Illinois Supreme Court's decision to toss out the state's pension reform law dealt a triple blow to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's difficult task of shoring up Chicago's shaky finances. First, the ruling could nullify pension deals the mayor struck last...
  • Mandate paid sick leave, Chicago

    Mandate paid sick leave, Chicago
    Let's think of all the people who get paid when they don't work. Congressmen who don't show up to vote. Athletes who sit on the bench. Many departing top executives, thanks to noncompete agreements. Yet an estimated 461,000 workers in Chicago...
  • Illinois Supreme Court rules landmark pension law unconstitutional

    Illinois Supreme Court rules landmark pension law unconstitutional
    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday unanimously ruled unconstitutional a landmark state pension law that aimed to scale back government worker benefits to erase a massive $105 billion retirement system debt, sending lawmakers and the new governor back to...
  • New light shed on City Hall's ties to CPS scandal

    New light shed on City Hall's ties to CPS scandal
    The consultant at the center of a federal investigation into his firm's $20.5 million no-bid contract with Chicago Public Schools acknowledged Wednesday that he advised Mayor Rahm Emanuel's transition team in 2011 on picking the administration's first...
  • Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch

     Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch
    If you were Spike Lee making a movie called "Chiraq" — about the slaughter of black kids on the South Side of Chicago — where would you place your camera? What would be your first scene? Yes, I know Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who met Lee the...
  • Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title

    Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he met with Spike Lee on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure with the director's decision to call a movie he's planning to film "Chiraq," which Emanuel said Lee told him would be about black-on-black violence in Chicago's...
  • Rauner seeks help from aldermen in return for helping Chicago

    Rauner seeks help from aldermen in return for helping Chicago
    In an unusual and perhaps unprecedented speech, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday dropped in at City Hall and offered a time-tested political horse trade: support his controversial pro-business, anti-union agenda, and he'll help Chicago out of its...