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  • 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...
  • State, city to rehab homes in Pullman neighborhood

    State, city to rehab homes in Pullman neighborhood
    Historic homes in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood will be rehabbed and financial assistance offered to people to buy them under a $1.9 million plan unveiled Tuesday. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said $1.5 million of the funding will...
  • Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team

    Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new point person for Chicago Public Schools is Arnie Rivera, a former district administrator and deputy chief of staff to two CPS chief executives. Rivera, 34, takes over as deputy chief of staff for education from Beth Swanson, who...
  • Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers

    Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers
    Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it. The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed Tuesday that he has hired a...
  • Mayor to discuss violence prevention efforts in Englewood

    Mayor to discuss violence prevention efforts in Englewood
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue focusing on violence prevention in Chicago this morning with a meeting in Englewood. The mayor will meet with "faith groups and community organizations" at Kennedy-King College "to discuss joint efforts to combat gun...
  • Illinois State Police to join CPD in searching for fugitives

    Illinois State Police to join CPD in searching for fugitives
    Chicagoans could soon start seeing a new law enforcement presence in some parts of the city. The Illinois State Police will send 40 troopers to join Chicago police as part of teams that will try to catch fugitives, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm...