| May 7, 2013
| 8:06 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 9:50 AM
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.”
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:50 PM
A state inspector visiting south suburban Crestwood in 2007 had a question for one of its top water officials: How could the village have pumped out more water than it had claimed to purchase from nearby Alsip?
Certified water operator Frank Scaccia...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Stymied in its efforts to stop the city from closing scores of schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday said it will turn its attention to a voter registration campaign and efforts to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials.
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:51 AM
More than a year after Chicago aldermen thought they had settled the contentious issue of redrawing the city's 50 ward boundaries, the new map they approved is facing a challenge in federal court.
The remap is unconstitutional because it was designed to...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to. This memorable sentiment, penned in April 2000, by former Reagan administration speechwriter Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal column, has long served as the inspiration for my...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The decision to raise property tax rates by 30 percent to pay for roads repairs will be in voters’ hands in March when a roads …...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:34 AM
From the first female mayor to be elected in one north suburban town to a middle school principal who resigned amid a texting scandal, 2011 …...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:34 AM
Here's at some of the top newsmakers in the Downers Grove area in 2011: (Photos: Newsmakers of 2011) Leonidas Army Sgt. Tim and Kaydee Johannsen …...