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  • U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park

    U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park
    The University of Chicago is proposing that the Obama presidential library be built on about 20 acres of South Side parkland, either in Washington or Jackson parks, according to the university. The information, released Tuesday, was privately...
  • Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program

    Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program
    Chicago mayoral challengers Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti are calling for an immediate suspension of the city's red light camera program. Citing a recent Tribune study that found the cameras fail to deliver safety benefits long claimed by...
  • Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)

    Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)
    You won't find the following posted to the candidate surveys page of the Tribune's Election Central, as that site confines itself to non-fictional candidates. But Justin Kaufmann of the comedy troupe Schadenfreude has sent over the questionnaire responses...
  • Open house set on proposed Aurora waste hauling program

    First Ward Alderman Tina Bohman is sponsoring an open house Wednesday for First Ward residents to learn more about the proposed waste hauling program for Aurora residents. The open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marywood Community Center,...
  • Passions flare at meeting on plans for Obama library on park land

    Passions flare at meeting on plans for Obama library on park land
    Proposals to use roughly 20 acres of parkland in a Barack Obama presidential library drew hundreds of people Tuesday night to a South Side meeting, where passions flared among local residents and parkland preservationists. Community leaders and...
  • Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
    During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...
  • Harvey residents detail life in 'lawless' suburb

     Harvey residents detail life in 'lawless' suburb
    On Sangamon Street near the northern border of Harvey sit two, crisp 1½-story houses. In the gray one, Ruth Cameron raised two daughters who went off to college. One came back and bought the blue one next door. Together, the women describe a growing...
  • $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'

    $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'
    As 2014 comes to an end, the Lake Forester looks back at the biggest stories we reported on this year. Proposal to make Metra station safer stalls without funding A city report specifying exactly how much money would be required to upgrade the West Lake...
  • Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime

    Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime
    Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia promised to show "unprecedented levels of violence in Chicago" during a Monday news conference attacking Mayor Rahm Emanuel's record on crime, but instead used a narrow set of statistics that dates back only four...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...
  • Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel

     Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city $7,000 more in travel expenses following Chicago Tribune questions about why he spent taxpayer money to have Chicago police officers accompany him to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C....