| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said.
The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
| May 18, 2014
A city is a machine for moving people and goods. It's also a habitat where human beings build their nests and neighborhoods. These traits often conflict, most famously in the 1950s when the uber-activist, Jane Jacobs, stopped the uber-planner, Robert...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Pitching her new book during an appearance in Chicago today, Lynne Cheney and former Vice President Dick Cheney touched upon a controversial issue during his tenure that also involved a self-admitted stunt by then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel.
| May 15, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The attorney whose anti-patronage campaign has led to four decades of federal court oversight of hiring at City Hall declared Thursday that the city has made significant reforms and outside supervision is no longer needed.
In a legal motion, Michael...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted free transportation, sports tickets and a stay as a house guest from friends and political supporters last year, but the number of gift givers was fewer than in years past.
The mayor is required to disclose gifts valued at...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized.
Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The Chicago City Council today voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year, a change that backers say will improve the city's environment but opponents contend will harm the local economy.
The ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...
| May 16, 2014
On his third anniversary as king of Chicago, who would Mayor Rahm Emanuel choose as his opponent in the upcoming mayoral election?
He'd want someone easy, some punchy Democratic regular white-ethnic, a guy with baggage, who wouldn't push too hard and...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:54 AM
The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...