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  • Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras

    Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras
    The Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program Thursday after two judges recused themselves for unspecified reasons and the rest of the court declared it was divided. The unusual circumstances made it...
  • Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie

     Rahm Emanuel's biggest shortcoming is spelled out by a cabbie
    The story of the cabdriver and the politician isn't an epic Chicago political saga. It's only a paragraph or two. But it illustrates a huge problem facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks re-election in Chicago. A prominent old school Chicago...
  • Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing

     Teachers union, advocates protest and ask CPS to act on costly borrowing
    Nearly 50 people gathered at Chicago City Hall on Thursday calling for city and school officials to try to recoup money spent on costly school borrowing deals. Some demonstrators were eventually removed by police. The Chicago Teachers Union and other...
  • 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...
  • Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs

    Mayor reimburses city $14,000 for travel costs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions. The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
  • Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park

    Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park
    A city zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others. Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals...
  • City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue

     City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue
    Hundreds of protesters marched Tuesday night through downtown, chanting and making speeches over a loudspeaker about Ferguson, Mo., and Michael Brown, after spending much of the day hunkered down outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. The march, much of...
  • Few red light camera refunds, spikes unexplained

    Few red light camera refunds, spikes unexplained
    City Hall has promised 126 refunds to drivers tagged for $100 fines during suspicious spikes in red light camera tickets discovered by a Tribune investigation but upheld thousands of other tickets issued at the same times — all without explaining...
  • How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash

     How Chicago's red light ticketing turned yellow lights into cash
    Confronted with questions about a flurry of red light camera tickets stamped with yellow times below the 3-second minimum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said the fluctuation of hundredths of a second was normal — imperceptible to anyone behind...
  • Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings

    Activists: Emanuel taking too much credit for power plant closings
    A group of activists who worked to shut down two Southwest Side coal-burning power plants charged Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday with overstating his involvement in the closings in a re-election campaign ad they called on him to stop airing....
  • With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

    With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received $400,000 in political donations that he was able to keep only because the state's campaign contribution limits were eliminated through the actions of an obscure candidate who threatened to run, but didn't. The...