| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Chicago mayoral challengers Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti are calling for an immediate suspension of the city's red light camera program.
Citing a recent Tribune study that found the cameras fail to deliver safety benefits long claimed by...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Too much spin, not enough win. That's the takeaway from a Chicago Tribune examination of the safety benefits of Chicago's red light camera program.
A scientific study paid for by the Tribune found that the cameras — there are currently more than...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign dropped its challenge to the petitions filed by businessman Willie Wilson, clearing the way for Wilson to appear on the city's Feb. 24 mayoral ballot.
"We look forward to his participation in this election as...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:40 AM
With risky debt deals draining money from Chicago's cash-strapped public school system, advocacy groups are calling on local officials to try to get some of that money back.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed the idea in remarks to reporters last...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia promised to show "unprecedented levels of violence in Chicago" during a Monday news conference attacking Mayor Rahm Emanuel's record on crime, but instead used a narrow set of statistics that dates back only four...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:47 AM
In 2014, it is Demario Bailey.
In 2013, it was Hadiya Pendleton.
In 2009, it was Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert.
For me, it was Ben Wilson in 1984.
These are children in Chicago whose gruesome deaths give life to the dreary body-...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes.
Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:38 PM
After examining the Tribune's study of crash rates at red light camera intersections, the Emanuel administration has conceded that there was a key flaw in its own claim in October that right-angle crashes at such intersections were down 47 percent.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:17 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city $7,000 more in travel expenses following Chicago Tribune questions about why he spent taxpayer money to have Chicago police officers accompany him to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:15 AM
The column related to these survey results is posted here.
Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off?
Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection?
| Dec 30, 2014
| 12:17 PM
A second lawsuit has been filed challenging the legality of changes to the city worker pension system Mayor Rahm Emanuel won earlier this year. This time, attorney Clint Krislov sued on behalf of members of the city’s pension fund for laborers....