| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Dozens of city employees get to park their cars for free in the upscale River North neighborhood, many on a pricey piece of property, City Hall's top internal watchdog said today.
Nineteen of the employees get free parking at 366 W. Superior St. in a...
| Jan 31, 2014
It seems impossible that the life and times and accomplishments of Dr. Quentin Young might be able to fit into fewer than 250 pages, but there it is, colorful and passionate, between the covers of "Everybody In, Nobody Out: Memoirs of a Rebel Without a...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Chicago Department of Transportation managers and employees improperly steered city business to six connected consultants in violation of competitive bidding rules and a ban on the hiring of employees for political reasons, according to a city inspector...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The news that 72 Dominick's supermarkets are going out of business in the Chicago area is, to some, purely a business story. But this one is about more than spreadsheets and accounting programs.
I grew up in the grocery business. I've seen the promise...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for an era in the Chicago Police Department during which many African-American men were tortured into false confessions for murders and rapes on the South Side under the direction of disgraced ex-Cmdr. Jon Burge....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:40 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
| Feb 21, 2014
In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business.
There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today pledged added resources to prepare for possible flooding as deep snow melts throughout Chicago, but also beseeched Mother Nature for a break and talked about ordering his top water official to go see a film about the biblical...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:31 AM
Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways.
The Illinois Department of Transportation...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel convinced all but a handful of aldermen Wednesday to allow him to borrow $900 million with no debate and without saying how much of the money would be spent.
The 43-4 vote gives the Emanuel administration the power to issue $900...