| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio’s...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:05 PM
A traffic camera company that lost its Baltimore contract earlier this year after acknowledging that its faulty equipment resulted in thousands of erroneous speeding tickets was named Tuesday as the preferred bidder to take over Chicago's scandal-ridden...
| Aug 21, 2013
For a man who cultivates the aura of a guy who knows everything, Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn't know all that much in the matter of Amer Ahmad.
Or so he says.
Ahmad is one of his former golden boy financial whizzes, the onetime deputy treasurer of Ohio who...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Two years into his tenure, Chicago Housing Authority CEO Charles Woodyard has stepped down from his high-level post, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has become disenchanted with the slow pace of transforming the city's public housing.
Although the mayor praised...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended accepting tens of thousands of dollars in political donations from hotel developers who need the approval of his administration for their projects.
Emanuel said he embraces the support he's received from the hotel...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has worked for years to be seen as the smartest guy in the room, the guy with the answers and the plans and the ruthless inside moves.
But he has a big problem now. That smartest-guy-in-the-room shtick has become his liability. And...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday.
That's because most...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On January 4, Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times reported: Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) — powerful chairman of the City Council’s Rules Committee and father-in-law of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — has told associates he is preparing to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The indispensable blogger on all things parking in Chicago didn't like what he saw out of City Hall yesterday: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have done the impossible. He may have actually made Chicago’s reviled parking meter lease deal even......
| Jul 7, 2013
It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke.
The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...
| Jul 4, 2013
Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
An attempt by the city's internal watchdog to verify how much money could be saved through a new garbage collection system touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed because of a lack of cooperation from the administration, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said...