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  • Chicago's red light camera debacle

     Chicago's red light camera debacle
    If you want to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, you'd be smart to get a ladder and run around the city taking down the red-light cameras. You'd win a lot of votes. Especially after Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, in a blistering report Friday,...
  • Tough CTU boss should come clean about health

    Tough CTU boss should come clean about health
    If you follow politics in this crooked city of tribes, you know that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — the woman tough enough to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel down — has taken ill. We're told she's been in the hospital since Sunday,...
  • Great Chicago Fire comes to the river

    Great Chicago Fire comes to the river
    In the beginning was the notebook, and the notebook was filled with dreams, and those dreams, against all sorts of odds and in the face of red tape, carping, money-hunting and alterations, will come to fruition Saturday with an event that will become...
  • Chicago's mayor in 2019? Barack Obama

    Chicago's mayor in 2019? Barack Obama
    Barack Obama should be Chicago's next mayor. Not in 2015, when Rahm Emanuel will ultimately sweat his way to a second term. But in 2019. Obama will be a re-energized ex-president with some unfinished business. There is no other job on the planet where...
  • How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago

    How Emanuel lured the NFL draft to Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his Washington skill of lobbying hard for votes to secure the 2015 NFL draft for Chicago, and the deciding factor was the city’s commitment to hold a fan festival in Grant Park, sources close to the decision said Thursday....
  • Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
    On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
  • Chicago plans to more than double taxis for disabled

    Chicago plans to more than double taxis for disabled
    Chicago officials are expected to unveil a plan Tuesday to more than double the number of taxicabs that are accessible to people with disabilities by the end of 2018. The announcement on wheelchair-accessible taxis will be made just hours before a...
  • Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism

    Mayor's drug plan pitch greeted with skepticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...
  • Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due
    Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet. Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...
  • Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post

    Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s point person on Chicago Public Schools is leaving City Hall today to join the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit that pushes for education reform in the Midwest. Beth Swanson, the mayor’s deputy chief of education, was a...
  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...