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  • $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'

    $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'
    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...
  • Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem

    Obama library would add to revitalization taking place in West Harlem
    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...
  • Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime

    Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime
    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...
  • U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park

    U. of C. plans: Obama library in the park
    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...
  • Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?

    Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?
    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...
  • City Hall: Latest round of dibs heads to scrap heap Friday

    City Hall: Latest round of dibs heads to scrap heap Friday
    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...
  • Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism

    Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism
    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...
  • Park District land for presidential library site is not worth it

    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...
  • Tribune poll: Emanuel not doing enough on neighborhood economic development

     Tribune poll: Emanuel not doing enough on neighborhood economic development
    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...
  • Mayoral politics, money and race, it's so Chicago

    Mayoral politics, money and race, it's so Chicago
    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...
  • Emanuel to talk education plans for second term

    Emanuel to talk education plans for second term
    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...