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  • City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk

    City Hall looking for team to manage Riverwalk
    City Hall is looking for a team to add more than 100,000 square feet of retail space along the city’s Riverwalk and generate enough money to help pay off the $99 million federal loan being used to extend the scenic walkway along the Chicago River....
  • Integrys cuts earnings forecast on deals, rough winter

    Integrys cuts earnings forecast on deals, rough winter
    Integrys Energy Group Inc. said it swung to a second-quarter profit as revenue soared, but its adjusted results were crimped by higher natural gas distribution costs. The Chicago company, which operates North Shore Gas and Peoples Gas, turned a profit...
  • Lewis says she'll take months before deciding on Emanuel challenge

    Lewis says she'll take months before deciding on Emanuel challenge
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday refused to close the door on a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said it could be months before she decides. Lewis, just back from vacation, said she expects to begin working toward collecting...
  • Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks

    Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks
    She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade. The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...
  • An open letter to George Lucas: What's in the museum?

    An open letter to George Lucas: What's in the museum?
    Dear Mr. Lucas, With every expectation, your name will soon enough grace a new Chicago museum. And it's past time that you told Chicagoans — better yet, showed Chicagoans — what's going to be inside it. We've asked to see it and share...
  • Utility watchdog: Rate freeze, job promises aren't enough

    Utility watchdog: Rate freeze, job promises aren't enough
    A consumer watchdog group said Thursday the promises made by the would-be parent of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas to keep jobs in the state and freeze prices don’t go far enough to help consumers. Wisconsin Energy Corp. pledged earlier this week...
  • As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe

     As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs. But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
  • Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?

     Do top-flight, foreign airlines get unfair lift in U.S.?
    The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
  • Children immigrating here have no way to escape the violence in their countries

    My family immigrated to the United States when I was a year old; we came to Chicago as refugees. As a 15-year-old, I can say I would not have the life I have now if I was in Ethiopia. Many people immigrate to the United States for the “American...
  • Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor

    Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor
    "Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11. It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
  • Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'

    Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'
    In the past 30 years, 32 Chicago aldermen have gone to jail. Clearly there's a desperate need for oversight. When I agreed to police the City Council in 2011 as legislative inspector general I made it clear that I was not going to be a lap dog, despite...