| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:03 AM
NATO Summit and 2016 Olympic bid organizer Lori Healey is expected to succeed Jim Reilly as the head of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, which oversees Chicago's massive trade show and convention business, according to a source...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 1:34 PM
A park in Bronzeville will likely be renamed next week to honor Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old King College Prep High School honor student who was shot and killed in 2013 a week after performing at President Obama's inauguration.
The Chicago Park...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:12 PM
"Who are you voting for in the mayor's race?"
"I'm still not sure. You?"
In recent weeks I've been part of or listened to many conversations about next Tuesday's election between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:15 AM
The Chicago Police Department in a statement Tuesday night denied accusations in a story by a British newspaper that alleged people have been illegally detained, beaten and denied access to counsel in a Homan Square facility.
The Police Department...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 12:14 PM
A park in Bronzeville could be renamed to honor Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old King College Prep High School honor student and band majorette who was gunned down in 2013 a week after performing at President Obama's inauguration, casting a national...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:08 AM
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton stepped to the microphone at a Washington Park community center last month, almost exactly two years after her 15-year-old daughter Hadiya was gunned down in a park not far from President Barack Obama's home, becoming a national...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The cool and hot of Barack Obama and Joe Biden were very much in evidence Wednesday as they responded to the beheading of a pair of American journalists by Islamic terrorists: A common strategy expressed in two wildly different tones.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:48 PM
President Barack Obama said key NATO allies stood ready to join the United States in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq as he vowed to 'take out' the leaders of a movement he said was a major threat to the West.
Obama said the...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin had an opportunity to lobby for easing international sanctions against his country last month when European and Asian leaders gathered for a summit in Milan, but for his most crucial meeting — a sit-down with...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Several hundred protesters marched through Chicago's Loop tonight, protesting the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. The reaction wasn't a big surprise, but the route to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Mayor Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget calls for doubling the number of bike cops in the Chicago police force.
The spending plan would set aside $2 million for expanding the force of police officers who patrol the city by bicycle from roughly 200 to 400....