| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
A program that was pitched to us here in Chicago, (with a straight face, no less), by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as 'for the kids' and 'for safety'. When, in fact, it was for the money. Always here for the money. Well, more indictments are coming down on...
| Aug 14, 2014
With just a few legislative days left for the 113th Congress before the November elections, it is clear that House Republicans will ignore the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last year. Even when the business, labor,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Four landlords have owned Wrigley Field over the last century, beginning with Charles Weeghman, who opened the park 100 years ago Wednesday.
And like any Chicago residence, Wrigley has undergone some changes over the years, with all of those landlords...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel flew around the country more than 50 times during his first 2 1/2 years in office, mixing city business with politics and attending events that helped burnish his national profile.
On at least nine of the trips, records show taxpayers...
| Mar 9, 2014
The current battle between cabbies who pull a meter and upstarts who book fares via a smartphone app is evocative of an action-packed taxi drama that long ran on Chicago streets.
Decades before Uber and Lyft, taxis that operated outside municipal...
| May 18, 2014
Hopefully the current dispute between licensed cabbies and UberX drivers over the right to pick up passengers at O'Hare and Midway will remain a battle of emails, because Chicago's earlier cab wars inevitably escalated to exchanges of bullets and bombs....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The CTA has released the list of nearly 20 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood it says must be torn down as part of a $320 million project to build an elevated bypass and untangle trains on the Red, Purple and Brown lines.
Many of the buildings are...
| Jul 20, 2014
Seeing the red hat of Chicago's first Roman Catholic cardinal hanging from the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral, the city's next archbishop might well say to himself: "That is a tough act to follow."
George Mundelein put the heartland on the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:02 PM
The Chicago city clerk's office had to reprint and remail city stickers to more than 12,000 motorists this year because the stickers hadn't arrived at residents' homes long after they paid.
City Clerk Susana Mendoza has touted her office's move toward...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....
| May 7, 2014
| 5:14 PM
CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter.
CTA president Forrest...