| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
Facing concerns over crime, education...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A key Cook County panel on Friday endorsed a plan to increase public health care spending to $1.54 billion, but the amount local taxpayers will be asked to contribute is expected to decrease under the plan as federal funding fills the gap.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday refused to close the door on a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said it could be months before she decides.
Lewis, just back from vacation, said she expects to begin working toward collecting...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| 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....
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:11 AM
An Arlington Heights pet store owner won a temporary reprieve Monday from Cook County's so-called puppy mill law, which was challenged this week in a federal lawsuit.
Arlington Heights village officials made the decision to give Happiness is Pets...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Chicago's Democratic political class hitched its wagon to the Jackie Robinson West All-Star team's popularity today, turning out in force for some television time and election-year retail campaigning during a rally for the national Little League champions...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:59 AM
An alderman considering a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raised a little over 10 percent of the money he estimates it would take to mount a challenge to the incumbent in 2015.
Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd, has $326,000 in his campaign fund, according to...