| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will have plenty of company as they prep for an April 7 showdown. Roughly one-third of Chicago's wards are headed for City Council runoffs — more than the city saw in 2011. That magic number of 50-percent-plus-one-vote was too tough a threshold for a lot of aldermen.
| Feb 26, 2015
44 of 44 precincts - 100 percent
Joe Moreno, NP (i) 4,129 - 51 percent
Anne Shaw, NP 2,017 - 25 percent
Ronda Locke, NP 1,661 - 20 percent
Andrew Hamilton, NP 305 - 4 percent
46 of 46 precincts - 100 percent
Brian Hopkins, NP 2,790 - 29 percent...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:07 PM
A good city is like a good omelet. While the fillings matter, what really counts are the eggs that hold everything together.
I kept thinking of omelets last week as I walked the dull, nearly empty sidewalks around McCormick Place, the nation's largest...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:25 AM
If you took a helicopter ride across Chicago, you would see leafy parks and tree-lined streets. You would marvel at a sparkling Lake Michigan. You would admire the striking downtown architecture.
In certain neighborhoods on the West and South sides, you...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:21 PM
Nearly 50 candidates for the Chicago City Council have signed a pledge to work for the removal of red light and speed cameras.
On Tuesday, when the Tribune hosts the first mayoral debate of the 2015 campaign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the only...