| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:36 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for speed cameras near Chicago schools and parks passed in a City Council committee late Wednesday.
Emanuel offered a revised ordinance ahead of Wednesday's hearing, and the final vote was 7-3. Emanuel's new plan reduced fines...
| Apr 12, 2012
“I don’t know anything about such a deal’’ subsequently morphed into “A contract agreement was never reached so why is this a story?’’
Those were among the initial responses from spokespersons for the Chicago...
| Jan 30, 2012
Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president.
Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:05 PM
When the G-8 and NATO protests kick off next spring, Daley Plaza will likely be the starting point.
After initially rejecting an anti-war group's application to hold a rally at one of Chicago's primary gathering spots in the Loop, the city's Public...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Four people were injured when a van ran a red light and smashed into a taxi in the Loop this morning, sending the cab crashing against a light pole just outside City Hall.
Both drivers were taken to Stroger Hospital, where the 43-year-old cabbie was...
| Jan 16, 2012
Life's unexpected detours aren't always a bad thing. Just ask Ty Tabing.
The man behind the rebirth of State Street fell in love with Chicago two decades ago when a cross-country road trip gone bad left him stranded in the Windy City for three weeks with...
| Dec 28, 2011
At one time, Florencia Cano was so depressed her younger sister would put food in her mouth to coax her to eat.
Eight years later, she is determined to stop the closing of the North Side mental health center where she received the counseling she...
| Dec 28, 2011
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s.
Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
| Dec 29, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, WGN remembers some of the big stories that made Chicago headlines, from politics to weather to sports.
Kicking off 2011 was a kick from Mother Nature -- the blizzard that hit the Chicago area on February 2 shut down Lake Shore...
| Jan 3, 2012
Tuesday is the first official day to file an application for a permit to demonstrate against Chicago’s G8 and NATO summits.
Petitioners were lining up outside the Transportation Department Office at City Hall where the petitions are filed. They...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's team announced Thursday that the May summit meetings of world leaders will cost up to $65 million, downtown Chicago will remain open amid security restrictions and protest rules will be revised following complaints they were too...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Ald. Sandi Jackson today offered no guarantees that voters will get to see her husband Rep. Jesse Jackson before the Nov. 6 election.
"I hope that he will be able to" speak to constituents prior to the election), she said. "I know that he is anxious...