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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common

    9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
  • CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones

    CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones
    The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month. The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...
  • Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'

    Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'
    For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims. But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
  • City nearly doubles review of red light camera tickets

     City nearly doubles review of red light camera tickets
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has nearly doubled to 16,000 the number of red light camera tickets now eligible for review after a Tribune investigation that found suspicious ticket spikes throughout Chicago, but city officials continue to sidestep...
  • Illinois chamber alum to head logistics panel

    Illinois chamber alum to head logistics panel
    Doug Whitley, former head of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, was named  executive director of a leadership council that  focuses on improving the movement of goods through the metro area’s transportation system. Whitley will head the Supply...
  • Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds

    Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds
    Update: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Chicago on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announce the grant. The CTA will receive a $35 million grant as the initial federal seed money for the $4.7 billion reconstruction of the...