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  • L.A., New York, Chicago: Anyone want to be a transportation chief?

    L.A., New York, Chicago: Anyone want to be a transportation chief?
    So it’s official: The top transportation posts in the nation’s three largest cities are in play. Los Angeles’ Jaime De La Vega is out effective Dec. 1. New York’s Janette Sadik-Khan has made no announcements but has labeled her...
  • Red light cameras exiting 18 Chicago intersections

    Red light cameras exiting 18 Chicago intersections
    Just as the city gets ready to start issuing tickets up to $100 for people caught by the first of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's automated speed cameras, his office announced Tuesday that controversial red light cameras will be removed from 18 intersections....
  • 11 digital billboards going up along expressways

    11 digital billboards going up along expressways
    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...
  • West Side alderman gives away money donated by controversial liquor store

    West Side alderman gives away money donated by controversial liquor store
    A West Side alderman Friday gave a youth football team the money donated to her political fund by a liquor store linked to a drug dealer. The Tribune reported Sunday that six months after the store donated $1,950 to Ald. Deborah Graham's Democratic...
  • Does Chicago 'value' anti-Catholic gimmicks?

     Does Chicago 'value' anti-Catholic gimmicks?
    Just as I was thinking about getting a great, thick, juicy burger — but one without any condiments that mock the sacred Christian sacrament of Holy Communion — a truly weird thing happened: A fried chicken sandwich came to mind. Yes, I...
  • Dominick's closings will mean more than empty storefronts

    Dominick's closings will mean more than empty storefronts
    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...
  • Speeders were plentiful in camera test run

    Speeders were plentiful in camera test run
    As Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolls out his long-delayed speed camera plan, new numbers his office released suggest that drivers who speed in Chicago could rack up way more in fines than a cash-starved City Hall initially projected. The mayor had hoped to bring...
  • Indicted ex-aide worked for Emanuel 10 months after FBI interview

    Indicted ex-aide worked for Emanuel 10 months after FBI interview
    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...
  • Xerox picked for red light camera program

    Xerox picked for red light camera program
    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...
  • Indicted ex-comptroller got $8,250 payout for unused vacation

    Indicted ex-comptroller got $8,250 payout for unused vacation
    City taxpayers shelled out more than $8,000 to former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad for unused vacation days after he resigned just weeks before he was indicted in an alleged kickback scheme related to his previous government job in Ohio. The city of...
  • Emanuel reverses course on top watchdog

    Emanuel reverses course on top watchdog
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reversed course and will reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson as City Hall's top watchdog oversees a lengthy audit of work done by the mayor's former comptroller, who abruptly resigned amid a federal bribery probe related...
  • Emanuel announces city probe of indicted ex-comptroller

     Emanuel announces city probe of indicted ex-comptroller
    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 deputy treasurer....