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  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...
  • Edna Pardo, 1921-2014

     Edna Pardo, 1921-2014
    Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago. "Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
  • Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder

    Cari Meyers, Puppy Mill Project founder
    She ran her own special events company for 20 years, sold vintage jewelry, studied theater in college. But, Cari Meyers says, "This part of my life is far more exciting." Meyers is the president of The Puppy Mill Project, a nonprofit she founded in 2009...
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • 'Ike's Law' would save voters from themselves

    'Ike's Law' would save voters from themselves
    As if we're not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep. Derrick Smith, of Chicago, who...
  • Tom Ricketts needs a show of strength in Wrigley Field impasse

     Tom Ricketts needs a show of strength in Wrigley Field impasse
    MESA, Ariz. — Showing a hint of annoyance, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts did his best Wednesday to discourage a compelling debate in Chicago everywhere outside his office. The curt response came after a reporter asked Ricketts at what point he...
  • Chicago luxury apartments battle for renters

    Chicago luxury apartments battle for renters
    A serious game of one-upmanship is underway in downtown Chicago's rental market, as developers race to open shiny apartment towers tricked out with swank extras and some eye-popping rents. Have a dog? Drop off your four-legged friend at the in-...
  • Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate

    Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel convinced all but a handful of aldermen Wednesday to allow him to borrow $900 million with no debate and without saying how much of the money would be spent. The 43-4 vote gives the Emanuel administration the power to issue $900...
  • City to pay $4.5 million in fatal police shooting of aspiring rapper

    The Chicago City Council next week is expected to approve a $4.5 million payout to settle a lawsuit filed after police fatally shot an aspiring West Side rapper known as “The Saint." Freddie “Latee” Wilson, 34, was shot 18 times by...
  • City contractor corruption measure advances

    City contractor corruption measure advances
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to pass an ordinance requiring city contractors to self-report corruption, a proposal Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lauded as a “key reform.” Under the measure, which the City Council’s budget...
  • Use of secret ballot must be authorized by board

    Q: I live in a condominium association and just learned that the ballots for our board elections can be reviewed by any unit owner after the election. I thought the identity of candidate to whom I voted would remain anonymous so that other unit owners...
  • Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales

    Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban. Instead, City Hall will...