| May 1, 2013
Community groups expected to voice their support Wednesday for a proposed ordinance designed to protect or compensate displaced tenants in foreclosed rental buildings have a new set of figures to sway opponents.
More than 2,600 crimes were reported in...
| May 2, 2013
A Chicago City Council committee Wednesday passed a measure that would give additional protections to renters in foreclosed buildings, but the proposed ordinance will be held in committee until June 5.
Under the proposal adopted by the council's Housing...
| Nov 18, 2012
The death of Chicago's first black mayor was marked by tears of sorrow, words of praise — and down-and-dirty politicking.
A few days after Harold Washington had a fatal heart attack in his City Hall office, 25 years ago Nov. 25, a Tribune reporter...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to. This memorable sentiment, penned in April 2000, by former Reagan administration speechwriter Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal column, has long served as the inspiration for my...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Members of the City Council's Latino Caucus today say they will submit their own plan to redraw Chicago's wards Thursday if last-ditch negotiations fail to achieve a compromise agreeable to them and groups of white and African-American aldermen.
| Mar 15, 2012
There he was outside his Chicago bungalow Wednesday, well-coiffed and determined to star in his own crazed fantasy, the Prisoner of Zenda giving us the long goodbye.
Rod Blagojevich, convicted former governor of Illinois, leaves us as Gov. Dead Meat...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Some of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery.
“No demonstration of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted.
“I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:52 PM
The City Council Latino Caucus is opening its tent to non-Latino aldermen who represent --- or soon might represent --- wards with sizable Hispanic populations.
The eight-member group will extend invitations to seven more aldermen who are not...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries.
The vote was...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The Chicago City Council today remembered Maggie Daley, the city's much-adored first lady for more than 20 years.
Daughter Nora Daley Conroy at times smiled and laughed, and at others dabbed away tears, as aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel honored her late...