| Jul 23, 2014
| 12:20 PM
An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot.
That increases to 10 the number of queries to be...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...
| Jul 10, 2014
Louis Reinhart was born in 1914, the year Wrigley Field was built. This year, they turned 100 together.
You might have read about Reinhart, the retired Metamora farmer who was invited to deliver the game ball on Opening Day at the stadium to celebrate...
| Jul 16, 2014
In 2013, the Chicago Cubs came up with a comprehensive proposal to renovate Wrigley Field that included a revamped west entrance, upgraded concession areas and a sparkling new clubhouse for players.
In 2014, the team revised its plans after behind-the-...
| Aug 15, 2014
There was a moment of pause during Thursday's Little League World Series game after Chicago's Pierce Jones slammed his second home run over the fence.
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars had cranked the score up to 10-2 by the top of the third inning,...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:49 PM
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....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Occasionally seen sitting courtside at Chicago Bulls games, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a basketball fan.
So it stands to reason Emanuel is excited for Chicago to host the World Basketball Festival that Nike, the Jordan brand and USA Basketball is staging...
| Jul 31, 2014
Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Mexican-U.S. border and walking into the arms of an overwhelmed immigration system.
Each child arrives not only with a personal tale — Why did he or she leave home?...
| Jul 31, 2014
Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet.
Her mark is visible most conspicuously on snowy days when city officials stand before television cameras with sweaty brows answering questions about crews and salt and overtime. It is visible up and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Ald. Patrick O'Connor quickly pushed through an ordinance Wednesday that limits the ability of the City Council's watchdog to investigate aldermen's campaign finances — a week after that investigator received permission to open an ethics probe of O'...