| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A state appellate court has shot down Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's use tax on certain big ticket items purchased outside the county, upholding a lower court ruling last year that froze collections on one of her signature revenue raisers....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity.
While the 14-county tri-state...
| Jul 14, 2014
An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Because we aren't fat enough already: Pizza Hut launches a cookie pizza Pizza Hut......
| Jul 15, 2014
We had a conversation at work yesterday in which we batted around the question, "If the Chicago mayoral election were held today, would Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle beat incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel?" Opinions were divided, but my answer.....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A federal judge ordered a delay Thursday in Cook County's new law targeting so-called puppy mills that is being challenged in federal court and suburban town halls.
"I think people can rest assured that people can get their Christmas puppies and their...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:36 AM
A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A federal judge has issued an order delaying Cook County's ban on "puppy mills" in response to a lawsuit claiming the measure is unconstitutional.
"I think people can rest assured that people can get their Christmas puppies and their Easter bunnies in...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday promised to pump more money into education from preschool through college should he be elected, but failed to say how he’d pay for it and keep his earlier pledges to lower the income tax rate...
| Aug 14, 2013
Former Bellwood administrator Roy McCampbell once compared red-light cameras to a lottery or casino — a "guaranteed amount of money."
But as the cameras reduce the number of drivers who roll through red lights, the number of $100 fines is also...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Cook County commissioners voted Wednesday to lower the tax on certain big-ticket items bought outside the county, but the move won't end lawsuits challenging its legality.
The use tax targets companies based in Cook County that go elsewhere to save...