| Jun 3, 2013
State legislation aimed at reducing the number of children struck by vehicles near schools across Illinois breezed through the House in April, but it hit a speed bump in the Senate well before the General Assembly session ended last week.
| May 28, 2013
| 7:22 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
| Jun 2, 2013
Theresa Mintle doesn't officially take over as chief executive of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce until Aug. 5.
But operating with the same frenetic energy as her former boss, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, she has already made two requests of the chamber's...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Chicago drivers can now make their annual payment for the privilege of keeping a car in the city.
City stickers went on sale this week at City Clerk Susana Mendoza's office, online and at some currency exchanges. The stickers also can be purchased...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:33 PM
After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process.
Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
| May 27, 2013
Divvy, the new rental bicycle that Chicago's transportation chief predicts will become a popular "bike taxi" option for short trips, made its debut for test rides at Bike the Drive on Sunday.
The Divvy show-and-tell during the once-a-year morning...
| May 19, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service scandal now devouring the Obama administration — the outrageous use of the federal taxing authority to target tea party and other conservatives — certainly makes for meaty partisan politics.
But this scandal is...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:57 PM
More than 20 people protesting Chicago Public School plans to close 53 elementary schools were arrested this afternoon at City Hall, officials said.
The protesters were arrested after sitting and blocking elevators on the main floor of the building...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:42 PM
City Hall cannot back up claims that its controversial red-light camera program is designed to make intersections safer, according to a watchdog's report released Tuesday.
Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said the city cannot provide documents to prove...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned a $10,000 campaign donation from a lobbyist for a tech firm disqualified from a city program this week after the Tribune raised questions about potential violations of the mayor's self-imposed limits on political...
| May 17, 2013
I've got a feeling that in some weird, alternate universe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making a decent living playing hide-the-pea.
You know the game, don't you?
First, you put your money down. Then Mr. Misdirection places a pea under one of three cups....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.”
That philosophy apparently does not...