| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:57 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't participate in the mayoral debates because he wants to.
He has to.
Mayor Rahmfather needs to win outright on Feb 24 to show those money guys in Washington, New York and Los Angeles that he can handle things here in...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:49 PM
Rahm Emanuel's fundraising prowess became the focus of the fourth forum of Chicago's mayoral campaign Thursday night as his challengers accused him of using pay-to-play politics to amass more than $30 million during his city political career.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:35 PM
During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:48 PM
In the West Harlem neighborhood where Columbia University would build the Obama presidential library, residents are accustomed to change. But they have not always welcomed it.
The proposed library would be a cornerstone of Columbia's massive expansion...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:36 PM
President Barack Obama wants his library built in a Chicago park.
Why else would Mayor Rahm Emanuel organize two public hearings — with more than 1,000 people in the audience and two of his opponents at the microphone six weeks before an...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:12 AM
You won't find the following posted to the candidate surveys page of the Tribune's Election Central, as that site confines itself to non-fictional candidates. But Justin Kaufmann of the comedy troupe Schadenfreude has sent over the questionnaire responses...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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,...