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  • Emanuel pulls handful of red light cameras as speeding tickets start

    Emanuel pulls handful of red light cameras as speeding tickets start
    Just as the city gets ready to start issuing tickets of up to $100 for drivers 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....
  • Aldermen back inspector general for another term

    Aldermen back inspector general for another term
    Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson is in line to get a second term despite being a thorn in the side of the last two mayors after a key City Council committee endorsed his reappointment Tuesday. The new four-year term would start next month,...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...
  • 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...
  • Mom of alleged sex assault victim suing pastor for failing to protect girls from ex-music director

     Mom of alleged sex assault victim suing pastor for failing to protect girls from ex-music director
    One after another, teenage girls or their mothers approached their prominent West Side minister and accused the music director at his rapidly growing church of rape and molestation. Instead of alerting police, Apostle John Abercrombie in three instances...
  • Emanuel, police union clash during contract talks

    Emanuel, police union clash during contract talks
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made an opening contract offer to Chicago police, the union says it’s an insult and the two sides continue to head down a path that could end with arbitration. The Fraternal Order of Police said the mayor offered a total...
  • Des Plaines eyes changes to legal services

    Des Plaines eyes changes to legal services
    Des Plaines aldermen approved a pay raise for the law firm contracted to serve as the city's general counsel, but not before some aldermen questioned whether the city should seek bids for a different firm — or return to a full-time staff attorney....
  • CHA chief resigns

    CHA chief resigns
    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...
  • Anti-smoking group flies to Chicago to present Emanuel with award

    Anti-smoking group flies to Chicago to present Emanuel with award
    A little-known anti-tobacco group that gets money from a federally funded parent organization flew members to Chicago to present an award Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his efforts to pass tougher regulations of menthol cigarettes. Emanuel appeared...
  • Local Voices Lake: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices Lake: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Grayslake, Deerfield and Tower Lakes. Winter driving Despite heavy snow and slippery roads, many people continue to drive as though the pavement is dry. As recent news broadcasts indicate, the result is an increase in...
  • Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket

    Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket
    Departing Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein told aldermen Wednesday that drivers who get speed camera tickets are either distracted by their phones or have been drinking. The comments came as Klein testified at a City Council budget hearing where...
  • Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech

    Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a nearly $7 billion budget for 2014, but also focused on a year from now and warned what will happen if the city doesn't fix its pension system by then. “Should Springfield fail to pass pension reform for...