| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:30 PM
About 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office finished counting ballots from all of the county's 577 precincts.
Less than 600 absentee ballots were still being counted, but Supervisor Brenda Snipes said they would finish this...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Is the Evanston City Council a launch pad for an attorney aspiring to a career on the bench?
It might seem that way, based on unofficial results in the 9th Subcircuit judicial race.
Former 9th Ward Alderman Anjana Hansen, a former assistant state’...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...