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  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • As CHA socks away millions, HUD calls on agency to expand vouchers

    As CHA socks away millions, HUD calls on agency to expand vouchers
    On the day a think-tank publicly released a report that says the Chicago Housing Authority has been socking away hundreds of millions of dollars instead of using it for housing for the poor, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked...
  • Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel

    Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel
    As he sat recently on a stage under bright lights waiting to do a television interview, Ald. Bob Fioretti tugged on his necktie, the knot neatly propped up by a tie bar under his collar. He adjusted his earpiece, and a producer asked him if he was ready....
  • No vote on stiffer penalties for littering in city

    No vote on stiffer penalties for littering in city
    Aldermen talked Monday about the need to clean up the litter on Chicago streets but stopped short of voting on a proposal that would allow police to impound a vehicle and levy a $1,500 fine if an adult passenger in the car throws trash out the window....
  • Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts

    Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration should take more action to combat Chicago's food deserts and focus less on issuing news releases touting progress on the issue, aldermen said Wednesday. That advice came in response to a Tribune story that showed...
  • Mayor: 'Sorry' for Burge torture era

    Mayor: 'Sorry' for Burge torture era
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for an era in the Chicago Police Department during which many African-American men were tortured into false confessions for murders and rapes on the South Side under the direction of disgraced ex-Cmdr. Jon Burge....
  • George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits

    George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits
    More than 100 religious leaders and a handful of aldermen today called for a repeal of the water fee imposed on non-profits by the city last year. "The lake is a gift from God," said Cardinal Francis George said. "We feel sometimes we should charge...
  • Aldermen call for Burge reparations fund

    Aldermen call for Burge reparations fund
    Two Chicago aldermen called Wednesday for the city to put up $20 million to help onetime crime suspects who were tortured by disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge but have otherwise been unable to win compensation. Alds. Howard Brookins, 21st, and...
  • Littering in Chicago could cost you $1,500 -- and your car

    Littering in Chicago could cost you $1,500 -- and your car
    Adults who toss litter out the window of vehicles in Chicago would face fines of $1,500 and the impoundment of their cars, SUVs or trucks under a proposal being introduced at today’s City Council meeting. “I’ve been behind one too...
  • Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response

    Back from Indonesia, Emanuel talks weather response
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepped off the plane Monday morning from a family vacation in Indonesia into a city blanketed in a winter freeze and quickly addressed the optics of his absence from Chicago in the run-up to some of the nastiest weather the area has...
  • CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools

    CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools
    While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates. Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...