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  • 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....
  • Chicago invented improv. Did Mother's invent the singles bar?

    Chicago invented improv. Did Mother's invent the singles bar?
    You can make an excellent case that improvisation, at least in the modern entertainment sense of the word, was invented on the campus of the University of Chicago on July 5, 1955, when a group called the Compass Players performed its first show. But could...
  • 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...
  • Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal

    Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal
    The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday. Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...
  • Chicago seeks tougher rules on vacant buildings

    Chicago seeks tougher rules on vacant buildings
    In the first 10 days of September, city of Chicago operators logged 359 calls about problems at vacant buildings, ranging from reports of open or missing front or back doors to pried-off plywood panels to trespassers. The city is trying to lessen that...
  • Starbucks respectfully asks patrons not to bring guns to stores

    Starbucks respectfully asks patrons not to bring guns to stores
    With the nation still reeling from another mass shooting, Starbucks has made it clear that customers should enjoy their beverages unarmed. Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz has issued a public letter "respectfully requesting" customers to...
  • Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess

    Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess
    — It was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse...
  • City issues first license for onboard cooking

    City issues first license for onboard cooking
    More than six months after the Chicago City Council legalized cooking onboard food trucks, the city on Thursday issued its first license for it to Dan Salls, owner of The Salsa Truck. An ecstatic Salls said he passed his health and fire inspection...
  • City contract seekers donate to Emanuel despite his own ban

    City contract seekers donate to Emanuel despite his own ban
    Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund, despite Emanuel's own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city business. The donations linked to a company that uses...
  • School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak

    School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak
    Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention. But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
  • Divorce court weds power and privacy

    Divorce court weds power and privacy
    J.F.'s marriage was crumbling in 2010, but he didn't want that public. J.F. is a well-known Chicago politician, and when he and his wife ended up in divorce court, he asked that their names be kept secret to avoid a “media frenzy.” Despite...
  • Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard

    Freight yard expansion could pose lung hazard
    With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...