| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday gave his own take on his first-term accomplishments while presenting his 2015 budget proposal to the City Council, a speech that was as much a re-election pitch as a plan to manage the city’s tricky finances.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:49 AM
It just got a little easier for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's well-financed re-election campaign to continue to build on its massive fundraising advantage, after a little-known mayoral candidate put $100,000 of his own money into his campaign and lifted state...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:23 PM
(Reuters) - Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who had surgery last week for a serious illness, will not run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in city elections next year, her exploratory committee said on Monday.
"Karen Lewis has decided to not...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year.
The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:29 AM
A crackdown on unstamped cigarette sales resulted in citations for 165 Chicago businesses over two months, the city Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced Thursday morning.
The "Check the Stamps" campaign came in the wake of...
| 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 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On Monday, October 27, join members of the Tribune’s Watchdog reporting team as they explain their approach to covering the ongoing red light camera story in Chicago. In a series of stories beginning in 2012, the Tribune has exposed a questionable...
| Oct 12, 2014
Confronted with questions about a flurry of red light camera tickets stamped with yellow times below the 3-second minimum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said the fluctuation of hundredths of a second was normal — imperceptible to anyone behind...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 teams like the NFL draft, and next year the league will bring that hope — and all the accompanying hoopla — to Chicago.
The draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's red light camera program just stinks more and more with each passing day. Chicago Tribune watchdog team keeps unearthing what is increasingly looking like a scam foisted on the good people of Chicago. Check out the latest...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the idea came to him while he was swimming: Why not push Chicago as a beer destination?
"You can count your laps while you're swimming, or you noodle on an idea," the mayor said. "I was getting ready for a quarterly tourism...