| May 18, 2015
| 2:32 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on the need to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for his second term that touched only briefly on the major fiscal woes facing the nation's third-largest city.
Coming off a hard-...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:03 AM
Radio host Vicente Serrano spared no emotion as he took to the stage in the historic Logan Square Auditorium last month to fire up a Latino unity rally where mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was billed as the main attraction.
"This is something...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:47 PM
The runner-up to Ald. Deb Mell in the Feb. 24 election filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging widespread problems with voting in the Northwest Side 33rd Ward aldermanic race as he tries to force her into a head-to-head runoff five weeks from now.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:46 PM
Two weeks ago in this space, we laid out the case for re-electing Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We're back now to remind you why.
We're also here to urge voters to support a strong batch of aldermanic candidates. Some of them will align with Emanuel, some of them...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:40 PM
Please tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
That question has become something of a tradition here when the Editorial Board seeks out the views of candidates in each election cycle. We ask them what they think about the hot issues of...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:07 PM
Chicago's largest labor coalition on Friday conspicuously left the office of mayor off its list of endorsements for the Feb. 24 city elections, even as it backed candidates or declared neutrality in nearly all the other contests on the ballot.
| Nov 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The street appears frozen in time. If you stood at 24th Street and stared south down Oakley Avenue, the view probably doesn't look that different from 30 years ago. This is the heart of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
On this stretch of Oakley there'...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:10 PM
A City Council committee on Tuesday endorsed changes to a city smoke detector requirement that allowed building owners to escape penalties if they install the detectors after being caught without them..
A City Council committee on Tuesday endorsed...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:56 AM
A pair of powerful aldermen are calling for round-the-clock security at any marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers approved to set up shop in Chicago and want to require the product be loaded and unloaded in secure areas.
Under the plan...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Chicago aldermen on Wednesday are set to consider granting zoning approval for a boutique South Loop hotel proposal that hit a bump over negotiations between the builder and a labor union that wants an agreement guaranteeing the right to organize hotel...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Chicago teens would be subject to the city’s nighttime curfew laws until their 18th birthdays — a year longer than they currently are — in a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is all about keeping kids safe.
The mayor on Wednesday...