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  • Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring

    Federal judge ends monitoring of City Hall patronage hiring
    A federal judge declared Monday that Chicago can finally be trusted to keep politics out of government hiring, releasing City Hall from a 42-year-old court settlement that was supposed to ban patronage — often with mixed results. The historic end...
  • Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells

    Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells
    A River Forest man allegedly obsessed over taxes and oil prices waged a “campaign of terror” by sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others, prosecutors...
  • Ex-alderman testifies on white powder in letter

    Ex-alderman testifies on white powder in letter
    Then-Chicago Ald. Bernard Stone was in his North Side ward office one night in 2007 when he opened a large envelope addressed to him and white powder came flying out, covering his arm and that of an aide as well. "I jumped up and said to call 911,"...
  • Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials

    Man guilty of sending threatening letters, packages to officials
    A federal jury on Monday convicted a River Forest man of sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others because he was obsessed over taxes and oil prices. The jury...
  • 10 years after E2 nightclub deaths, a mixed record on exit safety

    In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs. Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...
  • Chicago voters could be asked to tax banks in foreclosures

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:10 a.m.; updated at 2:37 p.m. Chicago voters would be asked to decide if the city should make banks pay transfer taxes when they take a home through foreclosure under a proposal a key City......
  • Ald. Stone political workers sentenced in absentee ballot case

     
    From the Breaking News Center: Two former political workers for Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) were each sentenced to nearly a year in Cook County Jail today for attempting to manipulate absentee ballots in the Stone's hotly contested 2007 election. Anish........
  • Far North Side Ald. Stone too 'full of pee and vinegar' for retirement

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 10:45 a.m.; updated at 12:37 p.m. Ald. Bernard Stone, 50th, today announced he will seek an 11th term, saying "it will be no time for amateurs" in the City Council when a new mayor takes......
  • Must read: Rose on Berrios

     
    Below is an excerpt from Party loyalty? Matter of convenience for Berrios -- Lectures about crossing party line full of hypocrisy by Don Rose: Lectures about party loyalty are especially hypocritical coming from a guy like Berrios who twice jumped......
  • City watchdog offers cost cut recommendations in controversial report

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at noon Chicago faces future annual budget shortfalls of more than $1 billion, but it has options that could cut $250 million in yearly costs, the city's top internal watchdog concludes today in a report that’s......
  • Burglar-zapping fences could soon be legal in Chicago

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:52 a.m.; updated at 2:45 p.m. Would-be burglars could get jolted if they try to scale fences at some Chicago businesses under a proposal that gained steam in the City Council today. The measure would......
  • Chicago Federation of Labor doesn't endorse in mayor's race yet

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 12:56 p.m. An influential coalition of Chicago labor unions isn’t ready to give its sign of approval to a candidate for mayor, but it has taken sides in the two other citywide races and most......