| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:05 AM
By fall 2011, months after taking office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he had fulfilled a campaign pledge to move some 1,000 cops to beat patrols to beef up the Police Department's front lines in the fight on crime.
But in the more than two years since then,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:04 PM
This is an edited transcript of an interview of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his office Tuesday, Feb. 4 by Tribune sports columnist David Haugh.
Q. Thank you for taking the time to meet today.
A. Well, we have to wait for March Madness and this is your...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
You’re running late and need a ride to make it to dinner with friends.
Do you hail a cab on the corner or use an app to request a pickup from a growing number of rideshare services such as uberX, Lyft or Sidecar?
That choice is creating friction...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently met with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss major shortfalls in the city's employee pension funds that could blow a huge hole in next year's city and Chicago Public Schools budgets.
A spokeswoman for...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Church, Chase & Betterly If I had to pick just one anecdote from the ongoing NATO 3 trial as most illustrative of what a farce it appears to be, I'd pick the bow-and-arrow story. According to the......
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll found.
The survey showed...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Martin Oberman, a former Chicago alderman, was picked today to chair Metra's board of directors, bringing a city voice to a post often held by suburbanites.
Oberman said he hopes to guide Metra past the difficulties that erupted after the forced...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:16 AM
Sellers of electronic cigarettes in much of suburban Cook County would have to move them behind the counter just like ordinary smokes under new regulations a county commissioner wants to make law.
County Board member Jeffrey Tobolski, D-McCook, also...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's major new borrowing program hurt his chances for re-election early next year? Kristen McQueary and I will discuss this question and the results of this poll on "Common Sense Caucus," our Tribune TV show that......
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Much has changed inside and outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since Deborah Rutter — then Deborah Card — moved from running the Seattle Symphony to becoming CSO Association president in 2003.
She inherited an organization that was...
| Feb 13, 2014
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton wrote in the Chicago Tribune on Monday that the Chicago Teachers Union pension fund faces "a real crisis" because state law requires a $613 million payment to the fund by June 30, and the law caps Chicago Public...