| Aug 21, 2013
For a man who cultivates the aura of a guy who knows everything, Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn't know all that much in the matter of Amer Ahmad.
Or so he says.
Ahmad is one of his former golden boy financial whizzes, the onetime deputy treasurer of Ohio who...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:09 AM
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolls out his long-delayed speed camera plan, new numbers his office released suggest that drivers who speed in Chicago could rack up way more in fines than a cash-starved City Hall initially projected.
The mayor had hoped to bring...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new speed cameras will begin issuing their first warning tickets to Chicago motorists this month near four city parks, with at least eight more locations set to go operational in September, the mayor’s office announced...
| Jun 25, 2013
Environmentalists, with typical elan, are pushing the City Council to forbid Chicago stores from packing shoppers' groceries or other purchases in plastic bags.
The ban's sponsor, Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, says he might have enough votes to pass the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Like the seasoned pro he is, Ald. Richard Mell today floated a straightforward political solution to his upcoming retirement: Appoint his daughter, state Rep. Deb Mell, to his 33rd Ward seat and then install his aldermanic aide Jaime Andrade to take her...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On January 4, Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times reported: Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) — powerful chairman of the City Council’s Rules Committee and father-in-law of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — has told associates he is preparing to...
| Jul 7, 2013
It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke.
The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...
| Jul 4, 2013
Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
An attempt by the city's internal watchdog to verify how much money could be saved through a new garbage collection system touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed because of a lack of cooperation from the administration, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said...
| Jul 1, 2013
The cost of riding the CTA Blue Line from O'Hare International Airport increases by 122 percent on Monday for many riders who haven't already been hit by the fare hike.
The price jumps to $5 from $2.25 for what the CTA considers "premium-level" rail...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:38 AM
On the eve of the first City Hall hearing on the plan to rehab the aging but iconic Wrigley Field, Ald. Tom Tunney spelled out his list of demands.
Wrigleyville’s alderman sent a letter to the Cubs on Wednesday saying that if the organization...