| May 18, 2011
| 3:17 PM
New 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith took steps at her first City Council meeting today to try to stop construction of a controversial grocery store and condominiums on the former Lincoln Park Hospital site.
Smith's successful election campaign included a...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:42 PM
President Obama is moving one of two major world summits from Chicago to the presidential retreat near Washington, with an aide saying the president has decided he wants a more "intimate" setting than his hometown for the May gathering.
The Group of...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The company behind the controversial Lincoln Park Hospital site redevelopment has agreed to scale down its plans, place further limits on truck traffic and donate money to a local school and park, 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith said today.
| Sep 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today.
As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:21 PM
A plan to transform the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park into condominium towers and storefronts is in limbo after the local alderman rejected the proposal for the high-profile site in one of Chicago’s toniest...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:25 AM
The CTA on Wednesday released the full roster of bus-route cancellations and changes that transit officials said are painful but necessary to reduce crowding on buses on the busiest routes.
The hit list totaled 26 routes, more than double the 12 low-...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Absent significant pension system reforms, it would cost the city an extra $1.5 billion a year beginning in 2016 to start the process of restoring financial health to its pension funds, aldermen were warned Monday.
If those costs kicked in, services...
| Mar 7, 2011
From Clout Street, the Tribune's political blog: The Chicago Federation of Labor today endorsed a hospital executive over the Democratic committeeman in the race to become the new alderman in Lincoln Park. Tim Egan, vice president of governmental...
| Mar 7, 2011
RedEye sat down with Michele Smith, one of the candidates hoping to replace Vi Daley as 43rd Ward alderman. Smith, the Democratic ward committeeman, faces hospital administrator Tim Egan in an April 5 runoff election....
| Mar 8, 2011
More bars? More apartments? What's going to happen to the looming space once the hospital moves operations to Streeterville?...
| Mar 28, 2011
Hear the latest war of words between 43rd Ward aldermanic candidates Michele Smith and Tim Egan, courtesy WBEZ....