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  • School closings disappoint many aldermen

    School closings disappoint many aldermen
    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...
  • Ruins unearthed of S.F. City Hall destroyed in 1906 earthquake

     
    A piece of San Francisco's past was unearthed earlier this month when wreckage from the old City Hall — destroyed in the 1906 earthquake that devastated the city — were discovered at a construction site....
  • Council votes to seek private Convention Center manager

     
    L.A. City Council members voted to invite private operators to submit bids to run the downtown Convention Center, handing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a major victory....
  • GOP ad man tries online video to help mayoral candidate Kevin James

     
    There are few ad men in the world of politics who are better at getting free publicity than Republican strategist Fred Davis. During Carly Fiorina’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in California, he got tens of thousands of views for his......
  • Mayor calls for ending L.A. investments in assault weapon makers

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has asked the city's three pension funds to review all investments and work to end those in companies that manufacture assault weapons....
  • Will Emanuel OK a Mell for Mell swap?

     
    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...
  • The Geek speaks

     
    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......
  • Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future

    Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future
    Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future. LAT:...
  • Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.

    Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.
    Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
  • Mell has political game plan for retirement

    Mell has political game plan for retirement
    Like the seasoned pro he is, Ald. Richard Mell today floated a straightforward political solution to his upcoming retirement: Appoint his daughter, state Rep. Deb Mell, to his 33rd Ward seat and then install his aldermanic aide Jaime Andrade to take her...
  • Markham Roller Rink deal riddled with conflicts of interest

    Markham Roller Rink deal riddled with conflicts of interest
    The Markham Roller Rink was past its prime. The clout-heavy owner struggled to make money and failed to make needed repairs, records show. The rink's appraised market value sat at about half a million dollars — and that was before the real...
  • City contract seekers donate to Emanuel despite his own ban

    City contract seekers donate to Emanuel despite his own ban
    Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund, despite Emanuel's own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city business. The donations linked to a company that uses...