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  • Race for governor

    Only two days into the November election campaign and already there are big surprises. It started with the slim victory margin of GOP governor nominee Bruce Rauner that led Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis to offer a hilarious cartoon of Rauner...
  • Cook County leader's backing does not assure win

    Cook County leader's backing does not assure win
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle won what amounts to re-election unopposed Tuesday, but she also saw the downside for high-profile politicians who make endorsements in the primary. The first-term president backed candidates who lost races...
  • Readers talk Polar Plunge, Indiana and the Obama library

       Readers talk Polar Plunge, Indiana and the Obama library
    Stephen Baranyk and his wife, Susie Baranyk, drove some 200 miles, from Indianapolis to Naperville, on Thursday to tell me something important in front of hundreds of perfect strangers. He wanted Illinois to know that Indiana loves us just the way we...
  • Chicago police to try questionnaire in domestic violence cases

    Chicago police to try questionnaire in domestic violence cases
    Chicago police officers in one Northwest Side district soon will respond to domestic violence calls with a questionnaire for victims to try to determine if the situation could get worse and if so to get them special help. It's part of an ongoing...
  • Lorde reigns at Aragon

    Lorde reigns at Aragon
    Surrounded by electric candles Tuesday at the sold-out Aragon, 17-year-old Lorde described a “rite of passage” with her sister and best friend a year ago, and confessed that it terrified her to feel like she was taking an irrevocable step into...
  • TV News Outlets Brace for Big Break in Malaysia Airlines Mystery

    TV news outlets intensified their coverage of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, spurred on by the discovery of debris in the Indian Ocean that could potentially belong to the enigmatic airline. Cable news outlets as well as the...
  • Soldier Field expansion idea brings back bad memories

    Soldier Field expansion idea brings back bad memories
    My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking-meter kiosks. My pulse can accelerate when I see hundreds of yards of gratuitous wrought-iron...
  • Before Uber there was jitney

    Before Uber there was jitney
    The current battle between cabbies who pull a meter and upstarts who book fares via a smartphone app is evocative of an action-packed taxi drama that long ran on Chicago streets. Decades before Uber and Lyft, taxis that operated outside municipal...
  • Emanuel front and center at U. of C. forum, CNN series

    Emanuel front and center at U. of C. forum, CNN series
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a highly visible evening Thursday, first talking big city politics with three other mayors and then appearing in living rooms across the country as the face of a new CNN documentary about Chicago. At a University of Chicago forum,...
  • Soldier Field expansion plan runs into unanswered questions

    Soldier Field expansion plan runs into unanswered questions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s idea of expanding Soldier Field was met with questions Wednesday about how the city would pay for added seats and whether it’s a prudent move given the city’s shaky finances. The administration’s stadium...
  • Emanuel looking at Soldier Field expansion

    Emanuel looking at Soldier Field expansion
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field. The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which owns the stadium, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid. "It's an...