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  • 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...
  • Recordings detail liquor license involving alderman's aide

    Two undisclosed figures in the bribery charge filed last week against the chief of staff for Ald. Howard Brookins were caught on undercover FBI recordings talking about the ease with which they expected to win Brookins' approval for a liquor license in...
  • A fine idea to exterminate litterbugs

     
    Friday's print column Since we are too civilized a people to horsewhip those who throw trash out the windows of their cars, I’m grudgingly satisfied with Chicago’s proposed metaphorical lash of a $1,500 fine and vehicle impoundment. Ald....
  • No ifs, ands or butts

     
    State litter-law amendment was long overdue Friday's print column Photo by Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune Whenever I start to feel sorry for cigarette smokers — addicted social pariahs who pay exorbitant taxes to feed their ruinous cravings —...
  • Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

    South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today. The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined...
  • Emanuel police cuts push draws criticism

    Emanuel police cuts push draws criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to slash tens of millions of dollars from the Chicago Police Department and already is running into heavy criticism from police union leaders who question whether it's all "a stunt." Making those kind of major...
  • Black, Latino aldermen press Quinn to sign casino bill

    Black, Latino aldermen press Quinn to sign casino bill
    Latino and African American aldermen today prodded Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would allow Chicago to get a casino. The City Council members said a casino would help create badly needed jobs for the city’s minorities because it would...
  • Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats

    Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats
    Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
  • Aldermen back Emanuel push for Chicago casino

    Aldermen back Emanuel push for Chicago casino
    The City Council today backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to get Gov. Pat Quinn to sign off on a major gambling expansion that would bring a casino to Chicago. One after another stood up to say a casino would bring new jobs and generate $20 million a month...
  • National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan

    National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan
    Chicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen. But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...