| 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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The City Council on Wednesday held off on voting on a measure to toughen security standards at Chicago marijuana dispensaries after aldermen raised questions about whether the rules would be legal.
The council deferred the proposal to require Chicago...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Aldermen on Friday pressed the head of Chicago's Business Affairs office to make sure the ride-share companies that compete with taxi cabs honor new city regulations, but questioned whether there are enough inspectors on the payroll to keep sufficient...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:14 PM
There’s a tree trimming backlog of about two years in Chicago, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday.
Charles Williams, commissioner of the Department of Streets and Sanitation, offered that estimate during a break in City Council...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are well below full strength, even as the rate of hiring has increased in recent years, according to testimony Thursday before the City Council.
The department now has 587 vacancies, with plans to hire only...