| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Four of 11 Chicago and Cook County employee pension funds have signed on to a plan pushed by City Treasurer Kurt Summers to jointly bargain money manager fees.
Summers cites an example, first reported in Crain's, where an investment company owned by a...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:43 PM
The fair housing controversy in Glenview neared resolve Feb. 17, when trustees voted 5-1 to move toward amending a village ordinance that does not require landlords to accept housing vouchers.
The issue started in 2013, when Cook County approved an...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 5:14 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had just finished eating at a Bronzeville hot dog joint and was ducking into a barbershop when a man stopped the mayor on the sidewalk to say he was voting for him because "you put your money where your mouth is."
"Well, I have a...
| 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 19, 2015
| 5:34 PM
President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:25 AM
If you took a helicopter ride across Chicago, you would see leafy parks and tree-lined streets. You would marvel at a sparkling Lake Michigan. You would admire the striking downtown architecture.
In certain neighborhoods on the West and South sides, you...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 12:59 PM
What was Mayor Rahm Emanuel thinking when he agreed to five debates with his challengers — three on broadcast television, two live-streamed on the Internet?
Conventional wisdom is that incumbents with huge financial advantages shouldn't give...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:57 PM
If you are charged with a felony in Chicago, chances are you'll find yourself in a scuffed-up, sunlit courtroom on the Southwest Side known as Central Bond Court.
Dozens of defendants shuffle through Courtroom 100 every day, where a judge hears a few...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
Who I am
(Cook County Board President) Toni Preckwinkle. I grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and moved to Chicago in 1965 to attend the University of Chicago. I've lived here ever since.
One unique thing about me
I am compulsive about finishing books...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday laid out a second-term economic plan he said would focus on the city's struggling neighborhoods as he fights critics who say his policies so far have mainly benefited wealthier Chicagoans.
Emanuel went to the Far South...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday said she will make government more efficient for businesses and improve regional cooperation to boost economic development in her second term, but she acknowledged it will be tough to cover the...