| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:06 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:48 PM
In the West Harlem neighborhood where Columbia University would build the Obama presidential library, residents are accustomed to change. But they have not always welcomed it.
The proposed library would be a cornerstone of Columbia's massive expansion...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:39 AM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:34 PM
On Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama strode onstage to accept his election as the nation's first African-American president. His first words: "Hello, Chicago!"
That historic moment, beamed worldwide from a victory rally in Grant Park, signaled to the world...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:18 AM
How does the University of Chicago unveil proposed Barack Obama presidential library sites that itdoesn’t own? And how does the U. of C. feel it proper that the site proposals could be made privately, without any public hearings, especially since...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:13 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:57 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't participate in the mayoral debates because he wants to.
He has to.
Mayor Rahmfather needs to win outright on Feb 24 to show those money guys in Washington, New York and Los Angeles that he can handle things here in...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a campaign event to outline his second term education plans Thursday, the latest in a series of policy talks he has said he will deliver in the run-up to the Feb. 24 mayoral election.
According to the Emanuel campaign, he...