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  • John Kass: Obama, Emanuel need to put Chicago's kids first

    On the Chicago block where that 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach, a victim of the city's murderous gang wars, there was a woman watering her flowers. "Please don't put my name," she said, her thumb directing the spray. "Don't put my name." Her arm...
  • SRO moratorium passes City Council

    SRO moratorium passes City Council
    The city will stop issuing permits to renovate so-called single-room occupancy residences for six months or until comprehensive SRO legislation is passed, the City Council decided Wednesday. The council approved the measure without discussion. The...
  • Sunset Boulevard flood raises serious questions about city leadership

    It may be too much to hope for, but now that Sunset Boulevard in Westwood is a giant sinkhole and UCLA is underwater, could the fragile, aging infrastructure of Los Angeles finally get the upgrade it needs? Sunset Boulevard, after all, is no ordinary...
  • Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne

    Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne
    Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.    Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
  • Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions

    Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions
    The redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels and residential hotels within Chicago will largely come to a halt until early next year, now that the Chicago City Council has passed a six-month moratorium related to those projects. Approved 47-0...
  • Renaming Chicago

    Renaming Chicago
    There is a move on to name something, ANYTHING, after former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne. Which sounds like a nice idea until you realize, after walking around this city for any length of time, every conceivable inch of it is named for someone or other. To...
  • 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...