| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:10 PM
When President Barack Obama dropped into his hometown a few days before the city election to designate the historic Pullman district a national monument and heap praise on Rahm Emanuel, rivals decried the move as pure politics aimed at pumping up African-...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:12 PM
The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council.
32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:40 PM
Please tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
That question has become something of a tradition here when the Editorial Board seeks out the views of candidates in each election cycle. We ask them what they think about the hot issues of...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:07 AM
While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase.
In all, 28 of the city's 50...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Aldermen pressing for a firm commitment from the city to reduce noise from jets at O'Hare International Airport were told Friday by the outgoing aviation commissioner that "airplanes do create noise."
Regarding the record number of O'Hare noise...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes.
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A 17-year-old boy was charged Sunday and accused of slapping a woman on her buttocks recently in the city's Sauganash neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
The boy, who police did not identify because of his age, has been charged with criminal sexual...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest.
Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
| Sep 12, 2014
I used to think that Chicago aldermen stayed up late into the night scheming on how to waste the taxpayers' money:
Like making a quick buck with phony contracts to sell dead rats on coat hangers as earmuffs to homeless blind men.
But it turns out I...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city.
Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:27 AM
A group representing city and suburban homeowners seeking relief from increasing airplane noise called today for Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino to resign or for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire her.
Leaders of the Fair Allocation in Runways ...