| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:01 PM
In April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood in the newly remodeled Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport, unveiling the sparkling gateway as the newest evidence of Chicago's global status.
The project developer predicted international fliers would...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:45 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday attacked Republican challenger Bruce Rauner for a lack of specifics on how he’d govern, calling the Winnetka businessman “too timid, too fearful” to lay out a plan even as the governor dodged...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:23 PM
A federal judge in Ohio has ordered that $107,000 be seized from the bank accounts of former Chicago city comptroller Amer Ahmad, who was arrested in Pakistan last month after fleeing the country.
The money, held in two bank accounts controlled by Ahmad,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday labeled his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a “saboteur” who worked to block overhauls of state and city government worker pension systems but failed to present his own solutions.
The Democratic governor’...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:04 PM
City Hall paid $6.5 million during the past year to the company that's leasing Chicago's parking meters — about $500,000 more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration predicted when it renegotiated the deal.
Although there was a higher tab to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday.
The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference.
"When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month.
The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Mhde Askar was barely out of high school but had hundreds of thousands of dollars stashed in his bedroom when he was arrested in 2008 in a massive mortgage fraud scheme.
Over the next six years, Askar, only in his 20s, worked undercover for the feds...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...