| Apr 29, 2015
| 10:26 AM
Park Ridge City Manager Shawn Hamilton received a less than satisfactory grade on his annual evaluation conducted by elected officials this month.
Hamilton received a final score of 67.6 percent — classified on the evaluation form as "below...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 2:54 PM
Union officials lodged their opposition Tuesday to Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed right-to-work zones as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's effort to send a message to state lawmakers that City Hall opposes the idea.
The testimony came at a City Council hearing...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 4:21 PM
Any day now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should be receiving a mysterious package wrapped in brown paper.
Don't worry, Rahm. It's not that dead fish you sent your political enemies in the days before you became Nice and Cuddly Rahm.
There are no dead...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 4:54 AM
A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests.
Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Two months ago, political pros and hobbyists alike were debating whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel would win 50-percent-plus-one of the votes cast Feb. 24 and bury his four challengers in a snowbank. He didn't come close. And until Tuesday's runoff, it wasn't...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 8:23 PM
Moviemaking in this town is usually a welcomed event. City Hall is more than happy to showcase the beauty and vitality of Chicago. You know, City of Big Shoulders, Second City, Chi-town.
But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, members of the City Council and some South...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:38 PM
The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation.
Authorities are looking into both the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:51 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:08 AM
Crews on Friday will begin tossing the household flotsam and jetsam that Chicagoans have been using to call dibs on parking spots since a blizzard dumped over 19 inches of snow earlier this month.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation will start...