| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:06 AM
The national view of Chicago Democratic politicians is that they're messianic reformers like the young Moses we sent to Washington, or they're colorful yet environmentally green rogues with short shanks and hot tempers.
Unfortunately, what came out of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it.
The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed Tuesday that he has hired a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Illinois' most high-profile Democrats have pushed in recent months to increase the minimum wage—but experts have offered mixed opinions on whether they will actually be successful, considering the looming election season.
“It depends on what...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:08 PM
An alderman is calling for a hearing on a city deal to allow researchers to install data-collection sensors on Chicago light poles, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration first should have gotten City Council approval before going ahead with the...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:36 PM
On June 2, Seattle's city council raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Exactly one week later, Mayor Emanuel's working group on the minimum wage will have its first public hearing to discuss a wage increase in Chicago.
Monday night's hearing is the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s idea of expanding Soldier Field was met with questions Wednesday about how the city would pay for added seats and whether it’s a prudent move given the city’s shaky finances.
The administration’s stadium...