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  • The Byrne Ballroom seems about right to me

     
    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza surrounding Buckingham...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw

    Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw
    A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer. Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...
  • Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot

    Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot
    "Are you hungry, did you eat yet?" asks Mary Stark, touching the hand of Steve Twardowski. "Frank, get him a nice bowl of the goulash, on the house." Twardowski, 30, a teacher and photographer, takes a seat at the bar, sips an Old Style and fiddles with...
  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
  • Last Cabrini-Green high-rise coming down today

    Last Cabrini-Green high-rise coming down today
    A wrecking ball is marking the end of an era this morning at 1230 N. Burling St., otherwise known as Cabrini-Green. The tower there is the last of the housing project's high-rise buildings to be demolished. A Target store may be built on the site,...
  • Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors

    Richard Daley leaves office as one of Chicago's most ambitious mayors
    Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach. Chicago's...
  • Emanuel camp plans bash with eye on budget

    Emanuel camp plans bash with eye on budget
    Rahm Emanuel's inaugural celebration will be as much about setting a tone for how he wants Chicagoans to perceive his administration as about commemorating his ascendancy to mayor. The planning team is going for festive, but not too festive. After all,...
  • In inauguration, Emanuel steers away from Daley and sets own course

    In inauguration, Emanuel steers away from Daley and sets own course
    Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall on Monday, calling for change and challenging Chicagoans to share in the work — and the pain — that lies ahead. On a crisp morning in picturesque Millennium Park, a landmark achievement of Richard M....
  • Former Chicago Police Supt. Fred Rice dies

    Fred Rice rose through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department and in 1983 became the first African-American appointed to permanently lead the force. Mr. Rice, 84, died Monday, Jan. 10, at a ManorCare Health Services in Palos Heights after a nearly...
  • Coming storm evokes memories of '67 blizzard

    Coming storm evokes memories of '67 blizzard
    The snowstorm predicted for the Chicago area this week has revived memories of the record blizzard that paralyzed the region 44 years ago. Over the course of 35 hours on Jan. 26 and 27, 1967, 23 inches of snow fell on Chicago, clogging streets,...