| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:20 PM
At City Hall, where much business is still transacted with 19th century technology like carbon paper, most aldermen on Tuesday stepped further into the current era when they received computer tablets courtesy of an $80,500 payment by the Chicago...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Jerry, an American bulldog mix, arrived at Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society on Wednesday about the same time aldermen adopted a measure that will tilt the options for pet buyers in the city toward homeless animals like him.
Beginning next March, Chicago...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park is at an end, with another sell-out Saturday. Here’s how it went down, with reports from me (GK), my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and video and editing from Kevin Pang.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Wicker Park will soon be saying goodbye to a building that's housed a local family-owned lumberyard for the past 91 years.
By next spring, the two-story L. Miller & Son Lumber Company building, currently located at 1815 W. Division, will be...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Large stores in Chicago would be banned from putting shoppers' products in plastic bags under a proposal introduced today.
Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, said the plastic bag ban would put Chicago near the forefront of American cities in what he...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:24 AM
The leader of a Christian group today said Ald. Joe Moreno displayed hypocrisy for his decision to deny Chick-fil-A the right to open in his ward because of the chain restaurant president’s opposition to gay marriage.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:05 PM
In Chicago, the competition for the title of "most embarassing alderman" is intense and never-ending. But for the moment, no one comes close to Joe Moreno, who says he won't allow Chick-fil-A to build a restaurant in his 1st ward because he abhors its...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 6:45 PM
The die-hard Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo fan has been spotted belting out Nirvana tunes during karaoke night at Quenchers in Bucktown. Photos of him in the dunk tank at Do-Division are on Facebook. This guy isn't exactly your typical Chicago politician....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:35 PM
A day after a Chicago official said Chick-fil-A would stop giving money to anti-gay marriage groups, the fast-food chain issued a statement saying that “for many months now” its corporate donations have “been mischaracterized.”
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:57 AM
Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings.
| Jul 25, 2012
On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald....