| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:30 PM
The day Paula Companio learned that a Whole Foods was going to open directly across Broadway Street from her small organic market, True Nature Foods, she felt the blow of the cosmic two-by-four.
The cosmic two-by-four.
That's her term for what hit her...
| 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 24, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Signs placed in the road alerting motorists they must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks are a popular safety tool in Chicago neighborhoods, city officials say. Among drivers, they're another kind of big hit.
Some 268 of the 344 signs have been replaced...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:29 AM
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.
Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:23 PM
State lawmakers met for the second time this week to talk about issues surrounding legislation that would allow people to carry guns outside the home, with much of the focus on today’s hearing about whether passengers should be allowed to bring guns...
| Jan 31, 2012
Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
| Dec 21, 2009
Following Tribune reports of violent attacks by felons living in nursing homes, some facilities are scrambling to comply with a 4-year-old disclosure law requiring them to notify state public health officials when they admit offenders, state officials...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Federal authorities are moving this week to terminate Medicaid funding to the troubled Wincrest Nursing Center on the city's North Side after state and federal inspections documented residents engaged in bloody fights and drug abuse that spilled from...
| May 24, 2010
Verbatim transcript of criticism from a former insider: Just like Memorial Day comes and goes every year, Mayor Daleyâs proposed gun packages come and go every year. He gets red in the face. Heâs basically trying to divert attention from......