| Feb 2, 2014
Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck.
This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley returned home Saturday after a one-week hospitalization in an intensive care unit because of an unspecified illness, his law firm said.
Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an...
| Feb 11, 2014
The glossy campaign fliers arrived in time to help Harvey's besieged mayor.
Eric Kellogg's police department was mired in scandal, reports of violent crime were rising and challengers were calling him corrupt.
But the fliers showed a different...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:22 AM
By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 PM
The embattled president of the union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers has been officially removed from office some three months after stirring controversy when he publicly questioned the fairness of past contract negotiations, the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:50 PM
An election to replace the ousted president of the union for Chicago’s rank-and-file police officers ended in a run-off Friday.
Dean Angelo and Bill Dougherty, the union's acting president, will face off in another election that has yet to be...
| Mar 15, 2014
I read the Oct. 27 Tribune editorial "Curb crime, save Chicago," and I agree with the solutions put forth to decrease crime.
As a student at Johnson College Prep High School in the center of Englewood, a neighborhood where many crimes...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Cook County sheriff's deputies and officials from the state comptroller's office descended on Harvey's City Hall on Friday to begin auditing financial records in an effort to enforce a watchdog law long ignored by the scandal-plagued south suburb.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Chicago police fabricated evidence and conspired with City Hall and county prosecutors to protect then-Mayor Richard Daley’s “political dynasty” by covering up the involvement of Daley’s nephew in a 2004 killing, a federal...
| Mar 29, 2014
The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A Chicago police detective who has been on disability leave from the department for nearly a decade was elected president of the union representing rank-and-file Chicago cops, the union said Wednesday.
Dean Angelo Sr. defeated Bill Dougherty, the acting...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:09 AM
A fired executive of Chicago's beleaguered red light camera company alleges in a lawsuit that Redflex Traffic Systems doled out bribes and gifts at "dozens of municipalities" in 13 other states and says he is cooperating in an ongoing federal...