| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley returned home Saturday after a one-week hospitalization in an intensive care unit because of an unspecified illness, his law firm said.
Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an...
| Mar 10, 2014
Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart.
Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A Chicago police detective who has been on disability leave from the department for nearly a decade was elected president of the union representing rank-and-file Chicago cops, the union said Wednesday.
Dean Angelo Sr. defeated Bill Dougherty, the acting...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced five different approaches in the past two months aimed at smoothing over the scourge of potholes that pock Chicago streets.
There's good reason the data-driven Emanuel has been fixated on crumbling pavement: City Hall...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer.
Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told reporters Wednesday that she intends to serve her full four-year term if re-elected this year, but did not rule out switching gears and running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.
Speaking to reporters...
| Mar 15, 2014
I read the Oct. 27 Tribune editorial "Curb crime, save Chicago," and I agree with the solutions put forth to decrease crime.
As a student at Johnson College Prep High School in the center of Englewood, a neighborhood where many crimes...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Pricey parking meter rates and the modern ease of dummying up fake documents are driving a new scam in downtown Chicago: counterfeit receipts left on dashboards of unsuspecting visitors who’ve paid a valet to stow their cars.
City law requires...
| Feb 11, 2014
The glossy campaign fliers arrived in time to help Harvey's besieged mayor.
Eric Kellogg's police department was mired in scandal, reports of violent crime were rising and challengers were calling him corrupt.
But the fliers showed a different...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:22 AM
By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired.
"I am creating a...
| Mar 29, 2014
The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...