| Jan 29, 2014
Wednesday's print column Church, Chase & Betterly If I had to pick just one anecdote from the ongoing NATO 3 trial as most illustrative of what a farce it appears to be, I'd pick the bow-and-arrow story. According to the......
| May 18, 2012
| 11:29 PM
As the NATO summit approached, Chicago police Friday continued to hold several people suspected of making Molotov cocktails but would say nothing about the arrests, adding to a growing mystery over the nature of the investigation.
Police earlier Friday...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the arm on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, making a case for a Super Bowl to be held at Soldier Field.
Don’t start making plans to buy tickets yet, however. Chicago's lakefront is often arctic in February, and the...
| May 22, 2012
| 10:52 AM
In 1914, young German men, brought up in the martial legacy of Bismarck’s Prussia, boarded trains for the front in a festival atmosphere as young women showered them with flowers and kisses. There lay the promise of glory and adventure—not...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Amy Rule sat among a roomful of high school seniors, participating in a lesson on personal finances.
Students passed around a coin while reciting some common money sayings and myths.
Chicago’s first lady offered, “Money grows on trees,&...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:21 PM
For Chicago delegates looking for a little piece of home, there was a familiar sight on the streets of Charlotte: officers from the Chicago Police Department.
The city sent a contingent of cops to the Democratic National Convention as a “matter...
| Sep 11, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in May 2011 and a month later his handpicked school board rescinded a 4 percent pay raise for teachers, leading Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to broach the possibility of a strike.
Ever since, Chicago Tribune...
| May 16, 2012
Programming this week’s Chicago Live! was no easy task. Knowing it would occur just as Chicago began holding its breath for the NATO summit and all of the surrounding planned (and unplanned?) activities, our producers debated how much NATO-related...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:31 AM
The Field Museum will be closed Monday because of the NATO summit, despite announcing earlier that it would remain open.
Officials announced earlier this month that the Field, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium would all be closed Sunday, the first...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:33 PM
In a standoff that might require delicate diplomacy to resolve, officials in Western Maryland are pressing the federal government to reconsider its refusal to help pay for local security costs for this week's G-8 summit at Camp David.
Local police say...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:30 AM
A California man in town for protests during the NATO summit was charged with a felony for allegedly assaulting a Chicago police officer during a pro-immigration rally downtown on Tuesday, prosecutors said.
Danny L. Johnson, 31, of Los Angeles, was...