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  • 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...
  • Park District land for presidential library site is not worth it

    How does the University of Chicago unveil proposed Barack Obama presidential library sites that itdoesn’t own? And how does the U. of C. feel it proper that the site proposals could be made privately, without any public hearings, especially since...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel defends Obama library plan

    Emanuel defends Obama library plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered another spirited defense Wednesday of his push to use public park land for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library near the University of Chicago, but dodged a question on why he's not adding new public green space to...
  • Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4

     Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week distanced himself from the risky derivatives that are draining funds from the city's school system, declaring: "Under my tenure, there have been no swaps." But records show the city of Chicago has entered into at least...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • Open house set on proposed Aurora waste hauling program

    First Ward Alderman Tina Bohman is sponsoring an open house Wednesday for First Ward residents to learn more about the proposed waste hauling program for Aurora residents. The open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marywood Community Center,...
  • Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime

    Mayoral challenger Garcia tries to hit Emanuel on Chicago crime
    Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia promised to show "unprecedented levels of violence in Chicago" during a Monday news conference attacking Mayor Rahm Emanuel's record on crime, but instead used a narrow set of statistics that dates back only four...