| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The snow sandwich that has forced Chicagoans to lean into their shovel handles and idle in slushy traffic jams with annoying frequency in recent weeks also has dug into the city’s winter street plowing budget.
Snow removal in November and December...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Magglio Ordonez has transformed from an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball to a mayor of a city in his native Venezuela in just a year's time.
The former player for the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers was elected mayor of Sotillo, an...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Oak Park and La Grange showed signs in 2013 of awakening from the economic slumber of recent years. Projects that had been stalled – such as an $85 million proposal in downtown Oak Park – found new life, while new proposals – a...
| Nov 12, 2013
The first round of Park Ridge's multi-year flood relief plan is 70 percent complete with seven of 10 projects done at a cost of $5.3 million. But those last three projects are the biggest, most complex and most expensive.
Aldermen and residents...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Wealthy Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is adding $500,000 of his own money to his campaign, an amount that will trigger a provision allowing his three GOP rivals and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to raise unlimited amounts from contributors.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:54 AM
WASHINGTON — Chicago attorney Vickie Pasley, who was treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee, has been fined $7,150 by the Federal Election Commission, newly released documents show.
The fine, made public Friday, stems from the Jackson...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:22 AM
For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically.
More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
| Dec 4, 2013
— Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing financial...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Afew hours before Kari Lydersen was to celebrate the publication of her new book, the provocatively titled "Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%," she was talking about how she had run into the mayor two days ago on the North Side.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The City Council Finance Committee today recommended placing three citywide questions on the March primary ballot in a move that will block a long-sought attempt by foes of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ask voters if they want an elected school board.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:54 PM
City Treasurer Stephanie Neely is one of several potential running mates under consideration by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
On Tuesday, Neely confirmed she's spoken with the governor about the ballot spot that opened up when Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon opted...