| May 23, 2014
| 5:31 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A measure to help Chicago school children get a free ride to and from school if they live in special Safe Passage routes through high crime areas is gaining steam at the Capitol.
Sponsoring Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, said...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted free transportation, sports tickets and a stay as a house guest from friends and political supporters last year, but the number of gift givers was fewer than in years past.
The mayor is required to disclose gifts valued at...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized.
Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:36 PM
When the board of the Golden Apple Foundation, which annually recognizes exceptional teachers, got together to discuss the creation of a new award for principals, one name kept coming up.
“We were saying things like ‘The principal has to...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he has instructed his drivers to obey the law after a recent TV news report noted the two SUVs that whisk him around Chicago had been caught by city cameras running red lights or speeding nearly two dozen times.
| May 8, 2014
| 5:50 PM
If being dipped over the city with nothing but a pane of glass stopping your 1,000-foot fall toward the pavement sounds appealing, you’re in luck.
360 Chicago—formerly the John Hancock Observatory—unveiled Tilt on Thursday. The...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said.
The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:40 AM
City transportation officials will host an open house today in the Roseland neighborhood to allow the public to learn more about the proposed extension of the Red Line.
It's a chance for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to show they still are working...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:10 AM
A North Side grammar school principal touched a nerve with colleagues and created a fresh political wrinkle for Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an op-ed article laying bare what he says is a culture of silencing anyone who disagrees with the administration's...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel used promising results from a University of Chicago study looking at the success of high school freshmen to pronounce that Chicago had turned a corner in education achievement.
“We are a city now on the move in the sense of...