| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:20 PM
The Chicago Cubs on Tuesday sought City Hall permission to expand construction hours at Wrigley Field, with bleacher work falling well behind schedule on the team's $375 million ballpark renovation project.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped short of ruling out...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:13 PM
For years, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has made no secret of his desire to emulate the success of the Boston Red Sox.
His pursuit of Boston's top baseball executive, Theo Epstein, made headlines and the remaking of Wrigley Field — inspired by the...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:21 PM
Nearly 50 candidates for the Chicago City Council have signed a pledge to work for the removal of red light and speed cameras.
On Tuesday, when the Tribune hosts the first mayoral debate of the 2015 campaign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the only...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:27 PM
City officials would have to hold community meetings and provide evidence that red light ticket cameras would make specific intersections safer before they could install the devices going forward under a plan that also would establish standard lengths for...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:03 PM
A city zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others.
Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:07 AM
While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase.
In all, 28 of the city's 50...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A hike in Chicago's minimum wage was all but guaranteed this week after a city council committee passed an ordinance Monday that would raise the city's wage from $8.25 to $13 by 2019—a 57 percent increase.
"The working men and women of Chicago have...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:56 PM
The Chicago Cubs earned another victory Thursday from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks — the second in a year — but it's beyond the outfield of their historic stadium where their unfinished business remains.
The unanimous decision gave...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Almost exactly a year ago, the Chicago Cubs went before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks seeking consent for a controversial video scoreboard and advertising signs in the Wrigley Field outfield that would dramatically alter the look of the historic...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol.
The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:30 PM
The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...