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  • Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs

    Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions. The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
  • OneEleven is a grand refuge for renters in a prime Loop location

    OneEleven is a grand refuge for renters in a prime Loop location
    A distinctive recessed detail adorns the glass exterior of OneEleven, the new 60-story rental tower at 111 W. Wacker Drive. It is subtle but sophisticated, which also describes the ambience within. Need someone to coordinate a move-in? OneEleven has a...
  • Strip club owner, ex-White House aide among those seeking to sell medical pot

    Strip club owner, ex-White House aide among those seeking to sell medical pot
    The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who's now a Latino issues advocate and two brothers who own a popular bar and...
  • Emanuel budget puts off vexing pension issue

    Emanuel budget puts off vexing pension issue
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday unveiled an election-year budget that he declared will tackle the city's financial problems "head on" by "not deferring them, not delaying them." Shortly after the mayor finished his speech to the City Council, critics...
  • Cockroach climbs City Council chambers as pest control commissioner testifies

    Cockroach climbs City Council chambers as pest control commissioner testifies
    Cockroaches are not an unfamiliar sight in Chicago’s aging City Hall, but one of substantial size had the nerve Thursday to scale the wall of the City Council chambers — just as the official ultimately in charge of pest extermination was...
  • Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies

    Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies
    Aldermen on Friday pressed the head of Chicago's Business Affairs office to make sure the ride-share companies that compete with taxi cabs honor new city regulations, but questioned whether there are enough inspectors on the payroll to keep sufficient...
  • City budget would expand bike patrol unit

    City budget would expand bike patrol unit
    Mayor Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget calls for doubling the number of bike cops in the Chicago police force. The spending plan would set aside $2 million for expanding the force of police officers who patrol the city by bicycle from roughly 200 to 400....
  • Rauner, Quinn pile up cash, compete for women voters

    Rauner, Quinn pile up cash, compete for women voters
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner head into the final 10 days of the campaign competing for female voters and stockpiling record amounts of campaign cash as they try to drive turnout. Last week, Rauner put in $6 million...
  • Emanuel may refund fines on 2.9-second yellows

    Emanuel may refund fines on 2.9-second yellows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he's not ruling out refunds on 77,000 tickets drivers got after his administration quietly lowered the city's three-second yellow light standard earlier this year. In his first comments on the latest controversy...
  • Few red light camera refunds, spikes unexplained

    Few red light camera refunds, spikes unexplained
    City Hall has promised 126 refunds to drivers tagged for $100 fines during suspicious spikes in red light camera tickets discovered by a Tribune investigation but upheld thousands of other tickets issued at the same times — all without explaining...
  • How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash

     How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash
    Confronted with questions about a flurry of red light camera tickets stamped with yellow times below the 3-second minimum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said the fluctuation of hundredths of a second was normal — imperceptible to anyone behind...