| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year.
The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago.
Mayors don't want independent thinkers.
Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits.
And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:49 AM
It just got a little easier for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's well-financed re-election campaign to continue to build on its massive fundraising advantage, after a little-known mayoral candidate put $100,000 of his own money into his campaign and lifted state...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Chicago aldermen on Wednesday are set to consider granting zoning approval for a boutique South Loop hotel proposal that hit a bump over negotiations between the builder and a labor union that wants an agreement guaranteeing the right to organize hotel...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
Facing concerns over crime, education...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’...
| 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 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
| 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...