| May 17, 2011
| 7:44 PM
On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed he's already figured out how to cut $75 million from his predecessor's final budget, just as he said he would.
"These figures are not based … on assumptions of what might or might not...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Hundreds of candidates for the state legislature, countywide offices and Chicago ward committeeman began filing today for the March 20 primary.
In Springfield, the line stretched from the door of the State Board of Elections for more than a block, a...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Ald. Daniel Solis, an ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was selected today to be chairman of the City Council's Hispanic Caucus.
Solis, 25th, who also is chairman of the council's powerful Zoning Committee, succeeds Ald. Ricardo Munoz, 22nd, in leading...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 2:32 PM
Veteran Ald. Richard Mell laid out the basics of redrawing the lines of Chicago’s 50 wards on Wednesday, saying this go-around will be the most challenging in recent memory.
Two of the biggest challenges involve race: The city’s African-...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Plans for a new pawn shop in Little Village got a boost Tuesday despite opposition from City Clerk Susana Mendoza and community members who argued the store won’t be a positive addition to a Southwest Side shopping area.
The City Council Zoning...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval today of a 25-year deal that will replace a clout-heavy concession operator at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal with a company that’s pledged to invest $26.2 million to improve the quality of...
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:26 PM
A trio of Democratic women was poised to capture the top Cook County posts on Tuesday's ballot, while a grandson of late Mayor Richard J. Daley was headed to victory in his first run for public office.
State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, 52, a career...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Illinois is the only state that doesn't allow residents to carry concealed weapons — and a group of religious leaders, anti-gun activists and lawmakers hope to keep it that way.
The newly formed "Stop Concealed Carry Coalition" announced today...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has opened up a big lead tonight against Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz in the Democratic primary.
Brown had 66 percent of the vote while Munoz had 34 percent, with 72 percent of the precincts counted....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:09 PM
It takes more time and money to go to court in Cook County because Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown keeps poor records, an appellate court judge who once held Brown’s post said Wednesday.
Appellate Court Judge Aurelia Pucinski said “not a...