| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:05 AM
By fall 2011, months after taking office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he had fulfilled a campaign pledge to move some 1,000 cops to beat patrols to beef up the Police Department's front lines in the fight on crime.
But in the more than two years since then,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:04 PM
This is an edited transcript of an interview of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his office Tuesday, Feb. 4 by Tribune sports columnist David Haugh.
Q. Thank you for taking the time to meet today.
A. Well, we have to wait for March Madness and this is your...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A Cook County commissioner plans to propose a resolution Wednesday calling for a mandatory “fly-quiet” program during overnight hours at O’Hare International Airport to address increasing jet noise from a new runway layout.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A re-election seeking Gov. Pat Quinn used his State of the State speech Wednesday to declare that Illinois is “making a comeback” under his leadership and unveil a modest agenda of spending more on early childhood...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process.
Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
| Feb 3, 2014
"Shared rides'' for hire, advertised as a less-expensive and hip alternative to taking a taxi, have been growing in popularity across the Chicago area and the U.S. — virtually free from any government oversight.
The Emanuel administration, which...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley remained hospitalized in an intensive care unit Saturday, his law firm said.
Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an ambulance after returning to Chicago on Friday evening from a...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Geez: A proposal by an alderman close to Mayor Rahm Emanuel to allow booze to be sold three hours earlier on Sundays at Chicago grocery and liquor stores faltered today amid concerns by some City Council members about crime and......
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD — More than 1,000 Chicago-based union members flooded the Capitol Wednesday to decry Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for legislation to scale back city government worker pensions.
The rally was a symbolic show of force, given that a...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today pledged added resources to prepare for possible flooding as deep snow melts throughout Chicago, but also beseeched Mother Nature for a break and talked about ordering his top water official to go see a film about the biblical...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired.
"I am creating a...