| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Chicago aldermen on Wednesday took a step closer to allowing gun stores in the city, giving preliminary approval to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to heavily regulate firearms retailers.
Emanuel introduced the gun store regulations in response to a...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Although Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to close a loophole that for decades allowed city employees fired for misconduct to get hired at other government agencies, aldermen have refused to go along when it comes to the hundreds of jobs they control,...
| 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 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is raising the profile of the task force he created to talk about increasing the minimum wage, setting the first hearing where members of the working group will go out to hear public input on the idea.
The Minimum Wage Working Group...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient.
The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday labeled his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a “saboteur” who worked to block overhauls of state and city government worker pension systems but failed to present his own solutions.
The Democratic governor’...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel waits for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a measure that would partially fix the finances of city worker pension funds, the mayor isn’t saying whether a 911 fee increase on phone bills would allow him to avoid a property tax...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to raise 911 fees that are tacked on to monthly phone bills.
Under the measure, the City Council would have the ability to raise 911...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a slate of tough gun control measures that would subject gun shops to strict monitoring, including video surveillance of all purchases, in an effort to stem violence in a city beset with an unusually high number...