| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The request to put up a pair of familiar brown street signs on North Clark Street in Rogers Park sailed through the Chicago City Council, joining the 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years.
This one, however, didn't end up a...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:44 PM
During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
As he fights to keep his job amid accusations of incompetence leveled by the Chicago aldermen he investigates, the City Council's internal watchdog on Wednesday issued a report that concluded many council employees were doing political work on the...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term.
Though he stuck with...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The Chicago City Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2015 budget, a $7.3 billion spending plan that includes some tax increases but puts off dealing with the city’s most vexing financial woes until after next...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday backed an annual funding guarantee for the city's top internal watchdog, which revealed another effort to give that watchdog City Council oversight has stalled indefinitely.
A much ballyhooed ordinance to transfer council...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:35 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Aaron Taylor kicked off the group text message this week with several of his Notre Dame teammates from 1993.
"Thanks fellas for being a part of the single greatest sporting accomplishment of my life," wrote Taylor, a former...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Chris Fowler vividly remembers the high grass at Notre Dame Stadium in 1993, intentionally kept unkempt to slow down the speedy Florida State Seminoles.
FSU reserve quarterback Danny Kanell recalls how close the Notre Dame fans got...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday unveiled an election-year budget that he declared will tackle the city's financial problems "head on" by "not deferring them, not delaying them."
Shortly after the mayor finished his speech to the City Council, critics...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 6:17 PM
In the 1992 presidential campaign, President George H.W. Bush made a memorable gaffe. While speaking to a group of workers in New Hampshire, he read aloud a cue in his speech that writers had intended as an emotive stage instruction:
"Message: I care."...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:41 PM
A fatal shooting in Rogers Park over Labor Day weekend was likely caused by tension between Evanston gangs, according to a Chicago alderman.
About 8:45 p.m. Sunday two men, both 29, were shot in a gangway in the 7400 block of North Ridge Boulevard -...