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  • Ald. Burke says he'll have prostate cancer surgery Thursday

    Ald. Burke says he'll have prostate cancer surgery Thursday
    Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday. The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference. "When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
  • Emanuel OK with Daley skipping Park Grill testimony

    Emanuel OK with Daley skipping Park Grill testimony
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that he is OK with former Mayor Richard M. Daley not testifying in the Park Grill trial, but at the same time lobbed some criticism, saying taxpayers were taken advantage of during Daley’s time in office. The current...
  • Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban

    Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban
    A Chicago alderman has put forward a proposal he says is the first step toward requiring the City Council to agree not to rehire city employees fired for misconduct. Ald. Patrick O'Connor, 40th, introduced a resolution to the City Council this week...
  • Forward thinking on the Red Line [Letter]

    Forward thinking on the Red Line [Letter]
    As a city homeowner and transit user, I am extremely pleased to see that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is fighting to secure the Red Line ("Mayor reaffirms city's support for Red Line," July 24). If Baltimore is to be competitive in the years ahead, it...
  • The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago

    The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago
    If you had asked me a few weeks ago, I would have told you that the odds of George Lucas putting his new museum in Chicago were about 3,720 to 1. Someone must have mentioned that to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who then replied “never tell me the odds!&...
  • Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors

    Alderman wants hearing on Emanuel deal to install light pole sensors
    An alderman is calling for a hearing on a city deal to allow researchers to install data-collection sensors on Chicago light poles, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration first should have gotten City Council approval before going ahead with the...
  • Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?

    Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle squinted into the bright lights of the TV cameras lined up in front of her Thursday, searching for each reporter who volleyed her variations of the same question: Will you run for mayor? She was at a River...
  • Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health

    Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health
    Richard M. Daley won't have to take the witness stand in the case over the city's controversial contract with a clout-heavy group of investors to run a Millennium Park restaurant after attorneys for the Park Grill agreed it would be a “medical...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reforms haven't lived up to his billing

    Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reforms haven't lived up to his billing
    Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the "boldest move in criminal justice in decades," Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis that had appalled federal judges and stumped governors for two decades. Diverting thousands of...
  • Officials say 57-hour 'Century Crunch' will close road to LAX in July

    Officials say 57-hour 'Century Crunch' will close road to LAX in July
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other local officials warned drivers to expect some major road closures next month near Los Angeles International Airport as construction gets underway for a new Crenshaw rail line.  For 57 hours over the long weekend...
  • Mayors Call for Preventing 'Paid Prioritization' on Internet

    The country's mayors passed a resolution on Monday urging the FCC, Congress and the White House to support robust net neutrality rules, including those that would prevent Internet providers from charging content providers to obtain preferential access...