| Feb 2, 2014
Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck.
This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
| Nov 24, 2013
Seven Sundays ago, we launched this quest for a new Plan of Chicago with a sense of urgency and a question mark as tall as Tribune Tower: Would readers and organizations concur that intertwined challenges confront Chicago with the fourth great crisis of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:23 AM
On a big week for election news, Trib Nation invited a diverse group of connectors to have lunch with us and share their view of the 2012 election.
What do they see as the campaign's narrative? More importantly, what is motivating them and the people...
| Jun 11, 2012
Charles Evans believes the nation's unemployment rate is unacceptably high, and he has a plan to get Americans back to work.
In an election year, this sounds like political rhetoric. But Evans isn't running for office.
As president and chief executive...
| Feb 10, 2013
Chicago's largest donor to local charities also is helping some go out of business.
During the past five years, the Chicago Community Trust has assisted more than 100 nonprofit organizations with costs associated with a closing, merger or...
| Apr 11, 2013
A gambling expansion bill is back, but it now includes a provision that would allow PokerStars, once accused by federal prosecutors of money laundering and fraud, to compete for an online gaming license in Illinois.
In the first draft of Senate Bill...
| Feb 20, 2012
When Robert Gallucci arrived in Chicago to take the reins at the MacArthur Foundation in mid-2009, he found himself besieged by new "friends."
"They had great ideas on how the foundation could spend its money," he said.
The onetime diplomat and...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Kathy Bergen (Chicago Tribune), Charles Thomas...
| May 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Byrne at 5:18 p.m.; updated at 5:34 p.m. Mayor Richard M. Daley walked out of City Hall this afternoon for the final time after a record-setting 22 years of running Chicago. The mayor's family accompanied him out......
| Mar 17, 2011
| 12:22 PM
A mainstay in Chicago’s school reform efforts announced today that she will be resigning as CEO of the Chicago Public Education Fund, a private charity that under her leadership raised $50 million for programs to improve the city’s schools....
| Mar 23, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Some neighborhood schools would be consolidated and some charter or magnet schools given more space in a cost-saving measure being considered by Chicago Public Schools, interim CEO Terry Mazany announced today.
“It's no secret that Chicago has a...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:45 PM
The heated debate over Whittier Elementary School's library continued Wednesday when community members accused Chicago Public Schools officials of reneging on a promise to install a library in the school's dilapidated field house.
The district has...