| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:36 AM
In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:45 PM
For Archbishop Blase Cupich, burying the unidentified dead is part of “an American tradition.”
“We cannot in any way leave people alone, and we’re willing to look for ways in which we can reach out to those who are easily...
| 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...