| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade.
Playing master of ceremonies...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his coast-to-coast political fundraising during the first three months of the year and now has more than $7 million in his re-election campaign fund.
Emanuel’s latest campaign finance report filed Tuesday with state...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Cook County residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on setting transportation priorities for future projects – from roads to bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways – and to tell officials about existing strengths and...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Despite more than three decades of litigation and oversight by federal judges, Cook County Jail remains a “civic embarrassment” where violence is so pervasive that correctional officers take inmates on “elevator rides” –...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sought to turn the page Thursday on the scenes of bodies stacked up at the county morgue that were a problem for her administration by unveiling a renovated cooler for remains at the facility and by noting it...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption.
The rare public...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:16 AM
Sellers of electronic cigarettes in much of suburban Cook County would have to move them behind the counter just like ordinary smokes under new regulations a county commissioner wants to make law.
County Board member Jeffrey Tobolski, D-McCook, also...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:01 PM
The city of Chicago has created a webpage where residents can submit ideas and recommend sites for filmmaker George Lucas' cultural arts museum, which will house a trove of the Star Wars creator's artwork and movie memorabilia.
The comment submission...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:45 AM
"A Night of 100 Stars" was the theme for the DuSable Museum of African American History's annual gala at the South Shore Cultural Center on April 5.
More than 800 supporters, civic leaders and politicians, including Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...