| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:08 PM
In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory.
There were as many as 60,...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:49 PM
I think I can explain the widespread public revulsion toward the just-released design for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. This isn't the typical shock of the new. People are mad because they instinctively get that this cartoonish mountain of a building...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid Wednesday, according to several delegates who attended a packed meeting in the Armour Square neighborhood.
The endorsement vote culminated...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday backed an annual funding guarantee for the city's top internal watchdog, which revealed another effort to give that watchdog City Council oversight has stalled indefinitely.
A much ballyhooed ordinance to transfer council...
| Sep 29, 2014
As the heat rises between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the state of Chicago public education has come under the stage lights in a trifecta of new plays this past year. I missed both Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" with...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.”
The mayor's comments came...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:02 PM
During an appearance with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, 1871 Chief Executive Howard Tullman floated one of the best solutions I've heard in a long time for stemming the exodus of technology talent to the coasts.
Tullman wants to create a semester...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Sure, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both hit the town this week to support their boy Pat Quinn. But there’s another election on the horizon in Chicago. And with Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis' health concerns, we’re all left...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Chicago has backed away from a proposal to regulate the redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels in the city, and instead will offer more options for building owners and developers while still requiring cash payments for displaced long-term tenants....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials are set to announce Tuesday that private donors have pledged $10 million to help implement the district's plan to bolster arts education.
The city has set a goal of raising $38 million to ensure...
| 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.