| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:05 PM
I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago.
The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:37 PM
It’s the tell-tale sign that someone has arrived squarely on the good side of Mayor Rahm Emanuel: They get a specially-delivered cheesecake.
Since Emanuel first started running for mayor in October 2010, he has spent more than $51,000 on...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:31 AM
“You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.”
—Mario Cuomo, Democratic Party elder and former governor of New York.
The 2014 race for governor of Illinois is set, and the 2015 race for mayor of Chicago is fast coming into focus....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The board of George Lucas' proposed museum on Wednesday unanimously agreed to take up Chicago's offer of a lakefront site to house the “Star Wars” creator's trove of art and movie memorabilia.
The location south of Soldier Field has...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:29 PM
A trial to determine whether a restaurant in Millennium Park gets to keep its contract turned Wednesday to testimony from a former Chicago Park District official whose sexual relationship with the eventual winner of the lucrative deal has Mayor Rahm...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet late-night host Jimmy Fallon that Chicago’s children would read 2.4 million books this summer in order to bring “The Tonight Show” back to Chicago, it sounded like a lofty gamble.
But the odds are stacked in...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was “cracking jokes” not long after undergoing a medical procedure to unblock his arteries Thursday at a downtown hospital, his second-in command said, but the department disclosed scant details...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invoked his own marriage Sunday at a downtown brunch, honoring lawmakers and others who helped usher in same-sex marriage in Illinois.
“June 5th was Amy’s and my 20th year anniversary in our marriage," Emanuel said...
| Jul 15, 2014
We had a conversation at work yesterday in which we batted around the question, "If the Chicago mayoral election were held today, would Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle beat incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel?" Opinions were divided, but my answer.....