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  • Challengers target Mayor Emanuel's political fundraising in latest debate

    Challengers target Mayor Emanuel's political fundraising in latest debate
    Rahm Emanuel's fundraising prowess became the focus of the fourth forum of Chicago's mayoral campaign Thursday night as his challengers accused him of using pay-to-play politics to amass more than $30 million during his city political career. In an...
  • Sweet dreams and easier days are made of Andrew Johnson app

    Sweet dreams and easier days are made of Andrew Johnson app
    I love Andrew Johnson's voice. His soothing, Scottish voice, counting me down 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... into "a gentle state of relaxation." Imagine Sean Connery calmly whispering into your ear. That's Andrew Johnson. My co-worker uses him to fall...
  • Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate

    Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and three challengers met for the first televised forum of the campaign Wednesday, but it was a controversy involving a debate set for Thursday that dominated the day's news. ABC-Ch. 7, the League of Women Voters and Univision,...
  • Dibs on parking spaces after snow is the Chicago Way

     Dibs on parking spaces after snow is the Chicago Way
    Most Americans get the wrong idea about Chicago, but that's not Chicago's fault. Instead, the fault belongs to the national Sunday TV talk shows, where pundits make a great fuss of smooching powerful political behinds. And when Chicago Democratic...
  • Chicago Teachers Union chief blasts Rauner, says union will not back down

    Chicago Teachers Union chief blasts Rauner, says union will not back down
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis pilloried Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday and promised the CTU would not back down from Springfield or City Hall as it prepares demands for a new contract. "Bruce Rauner ran on a platform about nothing," Lewis...
  • Tribune report: Emanuel's rare political reach fuels fundraising machine

     Tribune report: Emanuel's rare political reach fuels fundraising machine
    When three Chicago financial trading firms traveled to Washington, D.C., for a crucial meeting with federal regulators, they didn't go alone. They brought a man schooled in the ways of the capital who had recently received $182,000 in political...
  • Obama in new ad for mayor: Emanuel's 'hardheaded' but 'he loves our city'

    Obama in new ad for mayor: Emanuel's 'hardheaded' but 'he loves our city'
    President Barack Obama endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election in a radio ad that began airing Monday in Chicago, laughing off Emanuel's "hardheaded" demeanor as proof of his passion and speaking in favor of the mayor's school policies that have...
  • CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'

     CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'
    Karen Lewis strode a few paces from her Merchandise Mart office to a conference room with downtown views, clad in a royal blue skirt and head wrap that contrasted with a pair of Chicago Teachers Union red high-tops. She was ready to talk about her...
  • Top Park Ridge stories of 2014

    Top Park Ridge stories of 2014
    From a wintry deep freeze to the opening of a new pool, 2014 was another year of ups, downs and contrasts in Park Ridge. While the city continued its financial struggles as a result of a failed Uptown development, philanthropy remained ever-present,...
  • GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras

    GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras
    A Republican state lawmaker filed legislation to outlaw traffic enforcement cameras statewide in the wake of a Tribune investigation into Chicago's controversial red light program, but it faces an uncertain future in a legislature controlled by Mayor Rahm...
  • Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?

    Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?
    It didn't take Mayor Rahm Emanuel long on Tuesday to let Chicago know who he's worried about in the campaign for mayor: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the Cook County commissioner and former alderman. How do I know? Rahm didn't tell me. But the mayor's campaign...