| Jul 16, 2014
If you want to get a sense of how Mayor Rahm Emanuel's backers will go after Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis if Lewis decides to run against Emanuel, take a look at the text of "TEN QUESTIONS FOR KAREN......
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:35 AM
For the fourth year in a row, Chicagoans looking for Independence Day fireworks over Lake Michigan will need to head to Navy Pier.
In what is becoming a new Chicago July 4th tradition since Mayor Rahm Emanuel ended city-run lakefront fireworks displays...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel brought in Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to help make the case that Chicago Public Schools students were safer during the recent academic year than they were before Emanuel made the controversial decision to close dozens of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Chicago, which helped define the nature and power of political machines, was released from constraints on its hiring practices because it had cleaned up its act and had put into place rules to eliminate illegal patronage, a federal judge decided Monday....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:10 PM
As Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rahm Emanuel traded friendly banter before an audience at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park on Wednesday, the stage represented a mutual comfort zone for two veteran politicians looking for support.
For Clinton, the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped a close friend, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to head a search committee to recommend top candidates for Chicago’s next aviation commissioner, officials said Wednesday.
The effort to conduct what...
| Jul 6, 2014
When I learned that a Super PAC supporting Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for re-election had collected nearly $1 million in a single day, I had three thoughts:
1) There are people who have a lot more disposable income than I do.
2) The "PAC" in Super PAC...
| Jun 8, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The last letter in the huge "TRUMP" sign that Donald Trump is putting on his Chicago skyscraper has yet to be installed, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready to pass judgment.
"The mayor thinks the sign is awful," Bill McCaffrey, a mayoral...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The arrows I've been shooting at the humongous sign that Donald Trump has stuck on his Chicago riverfront tower are as much about protecting the beauty of the riverfront as bemoaning the ugliness of The Donald's badge of dishonor.
As brash as a cowboy's...