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  • Cook County pension changes clear Senate

    Cook County pension changes clear Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...
  • Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones

    Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
  • Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront

     Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront
    For the nearly two centuries since the founding of Chicago, the invaluable shore fronting Lake Michigan has achieved remarkable heights (despite its modest elevation, not 600 feet above sea level). The lakefront creates vast, open vistas for Chicagoans...
  • End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters

    End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters
    Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
  • Emanuel on red light ticket refunds: 'Not for me to decide'

    Emanuel on red light ticket refunds: 'Not for me to decide'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t say whether thousands of drivers who received red light camera citations during a series of suspicious ticket spikes should receive refunds for the $100 fines they have paid to the city. The Emanuel administration has been...
  • Daley lawyers: Keep health details private in Park Grill trial

    Daley lawyers: Keep health details private in Park Grill trial
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's lawyers have filed a motion arguing they should not have to explain in public why they believe it would be a medical hardship for the former mayor to be forced to testify in the city's lawsuit against the clout-heavy owners...
  • Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor

    Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor
    “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” —Mario Cuomo, Democratic Party elder and former governor of New York. The 2014 race for governor of Illinois is set, and the 2015 race for mayor of Chicago is fast coming into focus....
  • Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...
  • Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis

     Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis
    I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago. The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
  • Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax

    Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner issued his most expansive plan yet to deal with Illinois' finances, proposing Thursday to phase out the state's 2011 income tax hike, broaden the state sales tax to include some services and freeze local property...
  • Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details

    Park Grill: Daley raised health issue, should disclose details
    Attorneys for a popular Millennium Park restaurant filed a motion Friday stating their case for making former Mayor Richard M. Daley disclose in open court the medical reasons that his lawyers say should prevent him from testifying in the city’s...