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  • Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis

     Preckwinkle's pass on mayoral run has given life to Karen Lewis
    I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago. The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
  • CPS budget hearings tonight may be heated

    CPS budget hearings tonight may be heated
    Hearings this evening on the proposed budget for Chicago Public Schools figure to be no less heated than in past years, as critics line up to question plans that include more cuts to traditional neighborhood schools. The proposed $5.8-billion operating...
  • Alderman considering mayoral run raises over $100,000 in 3 months

    Alderman considering mayoral run raises over $100,000 in 3 months
    An alderman considering a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raised a little over 10 percent of the money he estimates it would take to mount a challenge to the incumbent in 2015. Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd, has $326,000 in his campaign fund, according to...
  • AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event

    AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event
    Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...
  • The lighter side of Alec Guinness

    The lighter side of Alec Guinness
    One cold night last year with too much time on my hands, I found myself tumbling down an Alec Guinness rabbit hole, streaming first the 1979 BBC miniseries adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and then, the late hour be damned, continuing on with the...
  • Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier

    Chicago's Polk family gives $20 million to Navy Pier
    Chicago’s Polk family, which made its name in furniture and appliance retailing, today announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier to help upgrade Gateway Park, the 13-acre green space at the entertainment complex’s western entrance. The park,...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Special delivery from Emanuel: Cheesecake, $50,000 of it

    Special delivery from Emanuel: Cheesecake, $50,000 of it
    It’s the tell-tale sign that someone has arrived squarely on the good side of Mayor Rahm Emanuel: They get a specially-delivered cheesecake. Since Emanuel first started running for mayor in October 2010, he has spent more than $51,000 on...
  • Ald. Reilly calls on city to fix red light camera problem

    Ald. Reilly calls on city to fix red light camera problem
    Ald. Brendan Reilly, reacting today to a Tribune investigation about sudden and unexplained spikes in red-light camera tickets at certain intersections, called on the Emanuel administration to determine the cause and issue refunds where appropriate. "The...
  • Here's a tip ...

    Here's a tip ...
    In the endless debate over the minimum wage, one subset of low-wage workers can get lost in the shuffle: those who rely on tips. In Illinois, tipped employees legally can be paid $4.95 an hour, rather than the $8.25 non-tipped minimum wage. A reportĀ ...
  • Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...