| May 13, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Park Ridge's flood control program continues inching forward, aldermen were told as Monday's rainy weather made its presence felt.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago last month agreed to negotiate an inter-governmental...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today wouldn't say why he spent taxpayer money on out-of-town trips in which he mixed city business with politics, but defended the travel expenses as legitimate.
The Tribune reported Friday that the mayor flew around the country at...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Dozens of city employees get to park their cars for free in the upscale River North neighborhood, many on a pricey piece of property, City Hall's top internal watchdog said today.
Nineteen of the employees get free parking at 366 W. Superior St. in a...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits for some city workers to start digging out of a massive pension debt he inherited.
But the proposal the mayor and his top aides outlined late Monday would not...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Cook County sheriff's deputies and officials from the state comptroller's office descended on Harvey's City Hall on Friday to begin auditing financial records in an effort to enforce a watchdog law long ignored by the scandal-plagued south suburb.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Chicago police fabricated evidence and conspired with City Hall and county prosecutors to protect then-Mayor Richard Daley’s “political dynasty” by covering up the involvement of Daley’s nephew in a 2004 killing, a federal...
| Mar 29, 2014
The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:44 AM
The much-discussed government worker pension debt in Chicago now has a price tag: $18,596 for every man, woman and child living in the city.
That per-person figure is the highest among the nation’s 25 largest cities. It’s nearly double that...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A Chicago police detective who has been on disability leave from the department for nearly a decade was elected president of the union representing rank-and-file Chicago cops, the union said Wednesday.
Dean Angelo Sr. defeated Bill Dougherty, the acting...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:42 AM
A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The Chicago firefighters union leadership has reached a tentative agreement with City Hall on a new contract that will reportedly include an 11 percent raise over five years.
Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Thomas Ryan said the pact will...