| Nov 29, 2013
Fred Schein walked briskly through the play lot and then to the edge of the sand, where a lone willow tree was silhouetted against the darkening blue of the lake and sky.
Schein was at Pratt Beach Park, one of Rogers Park's street-end beaches. By...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase is getting mixed reviews from aldermen today.
The increase in the city's cigarette tax is projected to bring in about $10 million. Some aldermen questioned that figure, however,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Chicago's first speed cameras at just four locations issued warnings to more than 233,000 speeders in 45 days, violations that would have totaled $13.8 million in tickets, according to data released by the city today.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted his...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Ald. Joe Moore said Wednesday he was disappointed that what he considers an unfair ethics probe into his ward office employment prevented him from getting a good government award from the White House this week.
The veteran 49th Ward alderman already was...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:37 AM
In a case of only-in-Chicago political timing, the White House announced Monday it would honor Ald. Joe Moore as a “pioneer for political reform,” the same day the veteran City Council member revealed he has spoken to FBI agents about...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at McCabe Union Elementary School District:
Arissa Aispuro, Vivian Alvarez, Alyssa Armenta, Alyssa Arroyo, Chloe Arterberry, Rahim Avila, Sebastian Barreto, Chloe Brand,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Aldermen called Tuesday for the Chicago Tribune to be sold only to locally-based owners who commit to "fair, accurate, impartial and non-ideological reporting as a stipulation to any sale."
The City Council's Committee on Human Relations adopted the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago's 49th ward.
On Sunday night, the residents gathered at the Willye White Field House to discuss several issues,...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:32 AM
With one metaphorical, magical swing of his gavel, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, recently turned 96 hours into 48 hours and — zim zalla bim! — made a potential embarrassment for Mayor Rahm Emanuel disappear. Here’s the play-by-play: Several...
| Jun 21, 2012
Before Charlie Trotter revealed he had quit serving foie gras and suggested eating the liver of fellow Chicago chef Rick Tramonto, before Ald. Joe Moore proposed that the city ban the sale of the fat livers of force-fed ducks, before the City Council...