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  • Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks

    Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks
    She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade. The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...
  • As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe

     As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs. But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
  • 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...
  • Integrys cuts earnings forecast on deals, rough winter

    Integrys cuts earnings forecast on deals, rough winter
    Integrys Energy Group Inc. said it swung to a second-quarter profit as revenue soared, but its adjusted results were crimped by higher natural gas distribution costs. The Chicago company, which operates North Shore Gas and Peoples Gas, turned a profit...
  • McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage

    McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, clearly agitated Friday by the line of questioning from two aldermen at a City Council committee meeting, sought to defend the department from criticism about how it tallies its crime statistics. The...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't weigh in on investigation of City Council ally

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't weigh in on investigation of City Council ally
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel would not say Wednesday whether it was appropriate for his City Council leader to push through an ordinance that limited the power of a city watchdog who a week earlier had opened an investigation into the alderman. The Tribune...
  • Peoples, North Shore gas buyer promises 2-year rate freeze

    Peoples, North Shore gas buyer promises 2-year rate freeze
    The would-be parent of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas pledged not to raise rates and to maintain staffing levels in Illinois for at least two years in an effort to win state regulatory approval of the $5.7 billion sale of Integrys Energy Group to...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel asks for help fighting Chicago crime. Good.

    Emanuel asks for help fighting Chicago crime. Good.
    In tacit acknowledgment that Chicago could use some help fighting violent crime, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that the city will be getting assistance from state government. Forty Illinois State Police troopers will work with the Chicago...
  • Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener

    Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
    Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
  • George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum

    George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...