| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Matter, a not-for-profit health tech hub in downtown Chicago slated to open in early 2015, on Tuesday named a chief executive and said it's taking applications for new tenants.
“What's been missing here in this (health technology) community is a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:35 AM
A day after traveling to New York to talk about a minimum wage increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago to announce the next step in an initiative to promote the growth of local healthcare companies and tout an increase in the number of kids...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday refused to close the door on a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said it could be months before she decides.
Lewis, just back from vacation, said she expects to begin working toward collecting...
| Aug 8, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs.
But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
| Aug 7, 2014
In tacit acknowledgment that Chicago could use some help fighting violent crime, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that the city will be getting assistance from state government. Forty Illinois State Police troopers will work with the Chicago...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
"Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11.
It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Update: the mayor spoke briefly with a Tribune reporter this afternoon. That story is here.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to be out for a photo opportunity this afternoon at a school, but for the fifth straight day he won't answer questions about a...
| Jul 18, 2014
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner issued his most expansive plan yet to deal with Illinois' finances, proposing Thursday to phase out the state's 2011 income tax hike, broaden the state sales tax to include some services and freeze local property...
| Jul 20, 2014
The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year.
The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...