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  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • Rahm Super PAC could strike election gold by buying South Dakota town

    Rahm Super PAC could strike election gold by buying South Dakota town
    When I learned that a Super PAC supporting Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for re-election had collected nearly $1 million in a single day, I had three thoughts: 1) There are people who have a lot more disposable income than I do. 2) The "PAC" in Super PAC...
  • Executive profile: Thomas Motamed of CNA Financial

    Executive profile: Thomas Motamed of CNA Financial
    Thomas Motamed, fresh out of law school, found the legal profession too dry. So at a friend's suggestion, he tried another field he thought might be more interesting: peddling life insurance. But that got old fast. "I really didn't like sitting...
  • Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying

    Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's attorneys say it would be a medical hardship for him to testify in the city's lawsuit against operators of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. His lawyers did not explain in their motion filed Wednesday why...
  • Illinois Supreme Court rules Burge can keep his pension

    Illinois Supreme Court rules Burge can keep his pension
    A dry, technical ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court that allows disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge to keep collecting his pension despite his felony conviction drew emotional responses Thursday from some of the men he and his crew tortured....
  • Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare

     Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare
    In April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood in the newly remodeled Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport, unveiling the sparkling gateway as the newest evidence of Chicago's global status. The project developer predicted international fliers would...
  • Emanuel, Holder laud CPS safety record

    Emanuel, Holder laud CPS safety record
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel brought in Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to help make the case that Chicago Public Schools students were safer during the recent academic year than they were before Emanuel made the controversial decision to close dozens of...
  • Parking meter firm's take from city rises

     Parking meter firm's take from city rises
    City Hall paid $6.5 million during the past year to the company that's leasing Chicago's parking meters — about $500,000 more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration predicted when it renegotiated the deal. Although there was a higher tab to...
  • Chicago firefighters approve contract hiking pay 11 percent

    Chicago firefighters approve contract hiking pay 11 percent
    Chicago firefighters have approved a new five-year contract with the city that includes 11 percent raises, the firefighters' union president said today. Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Thomas Ryan said about 91 percent of the members who...
  • Political correctness has stifled free speech

    Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote in her biography of French philosopher Voltaire, " I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”  That used to be a something most of us in the U.S. believed in without fail. ...
  • Emanuel's minimum wage task force holds hearing

    Emanuel's minimum wage task force holds hearing
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's minimum wage task force will hold another hearing tonight to take the public's pulse on the contentious issue of whether to hike the minimum amount workers can be paid in the city. The working group of aldermen, labor and business...