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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel a few years ago. "And what I mean by that," he said, "it's an opportunity to do things you could not do before." Things you could not do before? Or things you would not do...
You're probably all dead — me too — swallowed by the Mayan apocalypse that many of us (foolishly) thought was utter nonsense, once. Which means you're not even reading this. But still ... I probably shouldn't have spent my last day writing...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today he will axe the city’s embattled red-light camera vendor when its contract expires in July, citing new investigative findings that the company gave thousands of dollars in free trips to the former city official who...
The Praetorian Guard of Chicago won't be part of the formal hearing Friday in what's now called the Vanecko case. But understanding what happened in the political heater case of the year won't be complete without Praetorian input. Many of you know...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration dumped the city's longtime red-light camera vendor Friday following a Tribune report about new allegations that the company gave lavish sporting trips to a former city official and then lied about it to City Hall. The...
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Same song, second verse. Here are some highlights of 2012, culled from the pages of Coastline Pilot in the second half of the year. Refresh your memories. July. 6: Principal Planner Carolyn Martin was named project manager for the proposed overhaul of...
L.A. NOWThere are few ad men in the world of politics who are better at getting free publicity than Republican strategist Fred Davis. During Carly Fiorina’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in California, he got tens of thousands of views for his......
The long-awaited design of a $1-billion hotel and office skyscraper to be built in downtown Los Angeles -- soon to be tallest building in the West -- was unveiled Thursday by developer Korean Airlines. At 73 stories, the tower at Wilshire Boulevard...
Clout StreetCity Hall has enough money to give Chicago police officers 12 percent raises over two years and still hire more cops to bolster the size of the force, the head of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police said Thursday in defending the union’s...
L.A. NOWL.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has asked the city's three pension funds to review all investments and work to end those in companies that manufacture assault weapons....
Robert KoehlerA child is murdered and we thrash about once more in the spectacle of tragedy. "With outrage over Hadiya Pendleton's slaying spreading from City Hall to the White House," the Chicago Tribune reported last week, "the 15-year-old became a symbol...
New restaurants, a theater, grocery store and a large luxury apartment complex are all signs of Wheaton's economic strength, Mayor Michael Gresk told a crowd gathered to hear his annual State of the City address. Gresk's remarks to roughly 130 members...
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