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  • Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot

    Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot
    Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine. In...
  • Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep

    Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep
    I used to think that Chicago aldermen stayed up late into the night scheming on how to waste the taxpayers' money: Like making a quick buck with phony contracts to sell dead rats on coat hangers as earmuffs to homeless blind men. But it turns out I...
  • South Side Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges finally get funding

    South Side Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges finally get funding
    Elections serve a city-planning purpose. They don’t just give you a chance to vote. They put pressure on elected officials to deliver the goods, including the urban design goods that raise both property values and the quality of life. So it was...
  • Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel

    Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel
    As he sat recently on a stage under bright lights waiting to do a television interview, Ald. Bob Fioretti tugged on his necktie, the knot neatly propped up by a tie bar under his collar. He adjusted his earpiece, and a producer asked him if he was ready....
  • Chicago needs one real watchdog

    Chicago needs one real watchdog
    Mayoral operatives. Political rivals. Angry constituents who were denied a parking sticker. There's a long line of people, we're told, who'd like to whisper falsehoods about Chicago aldermen in the inspector general's ear. For decades, the City...
  • Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'

    Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'
    Ald. Robert Fioretti today launched his campaign for mayor, declaring that all Mayor Rahm Emanuel had delivered to Chicagoans was “tough luck.”   Before a half-filled gymnasium of about 150 people at East-West University in the South Loop,...
  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday

    Emanuel wants city curfew to apply until 18th birthday
    Chicago teens would be subject to the city’s nighttime curfew laws until their 18th birthdays — a year longer than they currently are —  in a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is all about keeping kids safe. The mayor on Wednesday...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicagoans want changes on red light camera program

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicagoans want changes on red light camera program
    More than nine out of 10 Chicago voters think changes should be made to the city's red light camera program, but they are split on whether the beleaguered system should be eliminated or improved with better management and oversight, a Chicago Tribune poll...
  • Wrigley Field remake approved; lawsuit threat looms

    Wrigley Field remake approved; lawsuit threat looms
    The Chicago Cubs earned another victory Thursday from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks — the second in a year — but it's beyond the outfield of their historic stadium where their unfinished business remains. The unanimous decision gave...
  • Landmark commission to vote on proposed Wrigley Field changes

    Landmark commission to vote on proposed Wrigley Field changes
    Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...