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  • Hundreds at Chicago viewing party cheer Jackie Robinson All Stars to victory

    Hundreds at Chicago viewing party cheer Jackie Robinson All Stars to victory
    It came down to the bottom of the sixth and final inning, and the hundreds of people at Jackie Robinson Park who had roared as Chicago’s home team retook the lead more than once waited to see whether the boys would give them another reason to cheer....
  • Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot
    Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters...
  • Law-abiding drivers get along fine

    A letter writer recently proposed that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared war on drivers and is balancing the budget on their backs. I drive in the city, yet can find no reason to agree with either of those statements. Of course, I drive the posted speed...
  • Chicago red light camera operators busted

    Chicago red light camera operators busted
    A program that was pitched to us here in Chicago, (with a straight face, no less), by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as 'for the kids' and 'for safety'. When, in fact, it was for the money. Always here for the money. Well, more indictments are coming down on...
  • Application fee for U.S. citizenship is unaffordable

    Application fee for U.S. citizenship is unaffordable
    With just a few legislative days left for the 113th Congress before the November elections, it is clear that House Republicans will ignore the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last year. Even when the business, labor,...
  • Emanuel blames economy for low poll numbers

    Emanuel blames economy for low poll numbers
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’...
  • Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid

    Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid
    NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicagoans want changes on red light camera program

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicagoans want changes on red light camera program
    More than nine out of 10 Chicago voters think changes should be made to the city's red light camera program, but they are split on whether the beleaguered system should be eliminated or improved with better management and oversight, a Chicago Tribune poll...
  • Yelp to open Chicago office, hire 300

    Yelp, the San Francisco-based business-review company, said it will hire 300 people in Chicago over the next year or so, mostly to work in sales, as it moves in January into leased space in the Merchandise Mart. The 10-year-old company has agreed to...
  • City announces winners of new 'Fifth Star' cultural awards

    City announces winners of new 'Fifth Star' cultural awards
    Choreographer Lou Conte and pianist Ramsey Lewis are among Chicago arts figures who will receive the first Fifth Star Awards, to be presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at the Pritzker...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...