| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....
| May 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Circus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer.
Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:29 AM
A push to bring more arts instruction to Chicago Public Schools got a boost Wednesday when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an additional $500,000 in funding for the CPS Arts Education Plan for the coming school year.
The new money brings total funding...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Each and every year in Chicago, there is a moment when the problems of the city seem to fall away and everything seems doable and winnable again. It is a moment inextricably tied to the weather. Spring always comes later than even the worst-case scenario....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:09 PM
A judge denied bail today for an 18-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of two men killed in 2012 during the NATO summit weekend in which at least a dozen others were shot and wounded.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Mario Gutierrez held on...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:07 PM
President Obama, Tuesday night in the East Room: "Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own...
| Mar 4, 2014
The causes of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine are many, but most fundamentally its roots can be found in an enormously consequential decision made by the United States and its allies in the early 1990s. Faced with a strategic challenge of constructing a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:31 PM
An undercover Chicago police officer insisted Monday that he was only an observer as three men built Molotov cocktails in 2012, but he also admitted he was the first to raise the idea on the day the men were arrested, offered his bandana to use as wicks...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:03 PM
The final day of evidence in the NATO 3 trial ended with jurors hearing from an explosives expert that the three out-of-state men charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism had built four functional Molotov cocktails that could kill a police officer....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Cook County prosecutors' first-ever terrorism case collapsed Friday when jurors instead found three men who built Molotov cocktails in the days before the 2012 NATO summit guilty of mob action charges and explosives counts that could carry hefty prison...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Attorneys for the three out-of-state men charged with plotting terrorist attacks around the 2012 NATO summit continued to grill an undercover Chicago police officer about police surveillance tactics and whether the three men actually posed a serious...