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  • Arrest warrant issued in Ohio for former city comptroller

    Arrest warrant issued in Ohio for former city comptroller
    An arrest warrant has been issued for former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad for allegedly violating the terms of his bail in a federal fraud case in Ohio. Ahmad pleaded guilty in federal court in December to charges stemming from a kickback scheme while...
  • CNN and Mayor Rahmfather — made for each other

    CNN and Mayor Rahmfather — made for each other
    Looking at how CNN blew its own toes off by foolishly playing with a loaded Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, I was reminded about what really drives me crazy about national TV news. The "talent" — that's what TV calls its reporters — is driven...
  • Ex-alderman testifies on white powder in letter

    Ex-alderman testifies on white powder in letter
    Then-Chicago Ald. Bernard Stone was in his North Side ward office one night in 2007 when he opened a large envelope addressed to him and white powder came flying out, covering his arm and that of an aide as well. "I jumped up and said to call 911,"...
  • Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials

    Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials
    A federal jury on Monday convicted a River Forest man of sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others because he was obsessed over taxes and oil prices.  The jury...
  • Taste of Chicago concert, gourmet tickets feature fees

    Taste of Chicago concert, gourmet tickets feature fees
    Tickets are on sale for concert seating and fancy meals at this summer's Taste of Chicago, and as in years past Mayor Rahm Emanuel's move to make some money for the city on Chicago's long-free midsummer extravaganza also will benefit a private ticket...
  • Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich

    Ex-Ald. Mell starts lobbying firm with help of daughter Patti Blagojevich
    Former Chicago Ald. Dick Mell, one of the most gregarious political creatures ever to grace City Hall, is back in the game with a new lobbying firm he founded with the help of daughter Patti Blagojevich. The longtime 33rd Ward alderman is doing some...
  • Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe

     Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe
    John Bills fits right in to the world of colorful characters who do the heavy lifting for Chicago politicians every election — raising donations, knocking on doors and delivering all of the vote. But in Bills' case, the colors have often been a...
  • CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year

    CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year
    CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter. CTA president Forrest...
  • 8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago

    8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago
    Large grocery stores in Chicago soon will be able to start selling liquor three hours earlier on Sundays, a move supporters say will help Chicago businesses compete with nearby suburbs. The City Council today adopted without debate a plan to allow liquor...
  • Emanuel says he hasn't watched 'Chicagoland' series

    Emanuel says he hasn't watched 'Chicagoland' series
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday sought to pivot away from questions about how his top aides worked with producers to coordinate scenes for CNN’s “Chicagoland” documentary. The mayor said he still hasn’t watched the series. He...
  • Pressure on Chicago for O'Hare noise relief

     Pressure on Chicago for O'Hare noise relief
    Pressure is growing on the city of Chicago to jettison its resistance to finding ways to reduce noise levels in residential areas caused by planes serving O'Hare International Airport. Two Chicago aldermen who have been put in a virtual holding...