| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Maybe the second game will be better.
From the flooded, shuttered bathrooms to the increased noise levels in the neighborhood to the disappointing result on the field, realities of life at a ballpark in transition came into focus Monday in appraisals of...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:17 PM
A key ally of Rahm Emanuel on Monday said the mayor will have to raise property taxes to cover ballooning city worker pension payments before trying to walk back the statement in the heat of a tight mayoral campaign.
Ald. Carrie Austin, 34th, the City...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:52 PM
There were plenty of winners and losers in this week's Chicago city elections, and you can always follow the losers by the echoes of their shrieks through the alleys.
And there are famous names of Chicago Democratic politics among them, names like...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will have plenty of company as they prep for an April 7 showdown. Roughly one-third of Chicago's wards are headed for City Council runoffs — more than the city saw in 2011. That magic number of...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:46 PM
Two weeks ago in this space, we laid out the case for re-electing Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We're back now to remind you why.
We're also here to urge voters to support a strong batch of aldermanic candidates. Some of them will align with Emanuel, some of them...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads, including a final one featuring an endorsement from President Barack Obama, while a pro-Emanuel group is running another $450,000 worth of spots attacking rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:28 AM
If money talks, it will have a lot to say in the new 2nd Ward come Election Day.
More than $1 million has poured into the campaign coffers of the six candidates who want to represent the ward, which cuts across 13 North Side neighborhoods stretching from...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:04 PM
In the days before Election Day in Chicago, I just love watching candidates working for votes in the neighborhoods, especially independent candidates fighting the power at City Hall.
And I love hearing old precinct captain stories, like the one about...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:19 AM
Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:12 PM
The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council.
32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:03 PM
With many city side streets still snowed in following a weekend storm that dumped more than 19 inches, Chicagoans braced for another 1 to 3 inches of snow Tuesday evening.
Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams said Tuesday afternoon...