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  • 3 debates, 1 takeaway: Only Emanuel is ready to manage this Chicago crisis

    3 debates, 1 takeaway: Only Emanuel is ready to manage this Chicago crisis
    WTTW's Phil Ponce framed Tuesday night's debate perfectly: How would each candidate for mayor change the trajectory of Chicago's desperate finances? We learned a few things. Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia put a number on one revenue source he favors:...
  • Bidding for Reese site development about to begin

    Bidding for Reese site development about to begin
    Chicago officials are nearing completion on establishing a bidding process for companies interested in developing the vacant former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side, the outcome of which could ease millions in debt payments over the next...
  • Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass

    Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass
    If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security...
  • Who is Susan Sher? Head of U. of C. Obama library bid, mom of Oscar winner

     Who is Susan Sher? Head of U. of C. Obama library bid, mom of Oscar winner
    Susan Sher was at her son Graham Moore's side in Los Angeles over the weekend, beaming as he won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. Next month, Sher will be after a prize of her own. As senior adviser to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer,...
  • Emanuel on re-election bid: 'I'm not done'

    Emanuel on re-election bid: 'I'm not done'
    Mayor Emanuel can be a hard guy to get to really know. Politicians like President Obama, who gave him street cred by backing him in 2011, and Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) have confirmed what some suspect – that Emanuel is "a little hardheaded" as...
  • Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge released from home confinement

    Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge released from home confinement
    Disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon BurgeĀ was released Friday from home confinement, ending his 4 1/2–year prison sentence for lying under oath about the torture of criminal suspects. Burge had been finishing off his federal sentence on...
  • Meet mayoral candidate Willie Wilson, the anti-politician

    Meet mayoral candidate Willie Wilson, the anti-politician
    Willie Wilson is what you might call the anti-politician. A novice on the political stage, he’s got some baggage – some of it spelled out in an autobiography that reveals he punched his first wife and, as a teen, paid for a prostitute. In...
  • Crews start clearing Chicago streets of dibs today

    Crews start clearing Chicago streets of dibs today
    Crews on Friday will begin tossing the household flotsam and jetsam that Chicagoans have been using to call dibs on parking spots since a blizzard dumped over 19 inches of snow earlier this month. The Department of Streets and Sanitation will start...
  • City Hall: Latest round of dibs heads to scrap heap Friday

    City Hall: Latest round of dibs heads to scrap heap Friday
    City crews this week will begin tossing the household flotsam and jetsam that Chicagoans have been using to try to call dibs on parking spots since a blizzard dumped over 19 inches of snow on the area earlier this month. The Department of Streets and...
  • Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism

    Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent the last four years criticizing the financial shape predecessor Richard M. Daley left Chicago in, though rarely mentioning him by name. On Monday, Daley endorsed Emanuel for a second term. “(Rahm) is working hard...
  • Tribune poll: Emanuel not doing enough on neighborhood economic development

     Tribune poll: Emanuel not doing enough on neighborhood economic development
    Rahm Emanuel's challengers are trying to hammer home the theme that the mayor has neglected Chicago's struggling neighborhoods in favor of boosting economic development downtown, and for good reason: It plays well with voters. Six in 10 city voters...