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  • Schmich: Well-versed Chicagoans tell us their favorite poems

    Schmich: Well-versed Chicagoans tell us their favorite poems
    I carry poems around in my head at all times, the way you might carry worry beads or an asthma inhaler in your pocket. In my mental pocket, available at a moment's notice for any crisis, is Wislawa Szymborska's "Nothing Twice," which contains the lines:...
  • Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election

    Emanuel with more than $7 million to run for re-election
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his coast-to-coast political fundraising during the first three months of the year and now has more than $7 million in his re-election campaign fund. Emanuel’s latest campaign finance report filed Tuesday with state...
  • App paves way for pay-by-phone parking option in West Loop

    App paves way for pay-by-phone parking option in West Loop
    Drivers will have the option to park by smartphone in a small part of Chicago's West Loop starting Tuesday using an app to pay for on-street parking, officials will announce Monday. The ParkChicago pilot project, involving 279 parking spaces, will run...
  • Tug of war in Chicago

    Imagine the increase in taxes and the flight of citizens and businesses from Chicago if the proposals outlined by Ald. Bob Fioretti at the City Club of Chicago luncheon on Monday were implemented.  There is an interesting tug of war going on between...
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
  • Daley nephew leaves jail after serving time for Koschman death

    Daley nephew leaves jail after serving time for Koschman death
    A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was released Monday evening from McHenry County jail after serving a 60-day sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. On Jan. 31, Richard “R.J.” Vanecko...
  • Loan fund targets small rental buildings

    Loan fund targets small rental buildings
    Duane Ehresman has bought and rehabbed 21 midsize multifamily buildings in some of Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods over the past 25 years. Now he is hoping a new program will help him tackle vacant, abandoned two- and three-flats on some of...
  • Emanuel rules out city income tax for pension fix

    Emanuel rules out city income tax for pension fix
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday ruled out creating a city income tax as a way to shore up the city’s municipal and laborers’ retirement funds while describing the $250 million property tax increase he wants to pay for the pension changes as...
  • Son of former Dolton mayor charged with not filing federal tax returns

    Son of former Dolton mayor charged with not filing federal tax returns
    The son of former Dolton mayor William Shaw faces federal charges for allegedly not filing federal tax returns for six years, court records show. Victor Shaw of Dolton faces six misdemeanor counts for failure to file tax forms for each year from 2007 to...
  • Quinn out for blood in 1st bout with Rauner

     Quinn out for blood in 1st bout with Rauner
    Watching Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with Republican Bruce Rauner in their first debate late last week before the Illinois Education Association, in the first round of what promises to be a bloody, seven-month political fight, I got a good look at Gov....
  • 4 reasons to start a city income tax

     4 reasons to start a city income tax
    "I reject ... the idea of a city income tax. I think that's not the right way to go" — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, responding Wednesday to questions about how the city will shore up its sagging pension funds . I reject the idea, too, just as I...