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  • Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief

    Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped a close friend, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to head a search committee to recommend top candidates for Chicago’s next aviation commissioner, officials said Wednesday. The effort to conduct what...
  • Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste

     Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste
    When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge. A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The park surrounding Chicago’s historic Water Tower would be renamed “Jane M. Byrne Plaza” in honor of the former mayor under a proposal endorsed today by the City Council Finance Committee. Aldermen set aside other proposed ways to...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

    Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees
    Everyone with a phone billed to a Chicago address would be hit with a 911 fee increase by Oct. 1 under a measure the City Council Finance Committee endorsed Tuesday. With a solid majority of the 50 aldermen signed on — and Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.  ...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...