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  • Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot

    Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot
    Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine. In...
  • Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits

    Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits
    When Chicago police rolled up last summer on a Woodlawn block in response to complaints of a loud outdoor party, leading the charge was Glenn Evans, then the top commander of that South Side police district. It was about 11:30 p.m. on a weeknight, so...
  • End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters

    End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters
    Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
  • Chicago mental health clinic closings spark opposing views

    Chicago mental health clinic closings spark opposing views
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's mental health care policies went on trial at City Hall on Tuesday, with critics saying many patients ended up homeless, jailed or dead after the mayor closed half of the city's clinics, while city officials maintained that care for...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicagoans want changes on red light camera program

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicagoans want changes on red light camera program
    More than nine out of 10 Chicago voters think changes should be made to the city's red light camera program, but they are split on whether the beleaguered system should be eliminated or improved with better management and oversight, a Chicago Tribune poll...
  • Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state

    Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state
    If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public...
  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
  • Critic: Red Light cases have Chicago officials scared

    Critic: Red Light cases have Chicago officials scared
    A contingent of City Hall lawyers and officials appeared in a tiny hearing room to defend the city’s automated traffic ticket program during a three-hour hearing at which an administrative judge said he is throwing out tickets because yellow light...
  • Former red light camera CEO indicted, federal probe expands

    Former red light camera CEO indicted, federal probe expands
    Chicago's red light camera scandal deepened Wednesday with the federal indictment of a former Redflex Traffic Systems CEO on charges she and a top City Hall manager conspired to rig the camera business for a decade. Karen Finley, one of several...
  • Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?

    Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?
    I never thought I would have to fight for a grocery store in my ward. When I was first elected alderman of the 5th Ward in 1999, I naively thought retailers would flock to this South Side community after taking note of all of its selling points —...
  • Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post

    Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s point person on Chicago Public Schools is leaving City Hall today to join the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit that pushes for education reform in the Midwest. Beth Swanson, the mayor’s deputy chief of education, was a...
  • Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team

    Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new point person for Chicago Public Schools is Arnie Rivera, a former district administrator and deputy chief of staff to two CPS chief executives. Rivera, 34, takes over as deputy chief of staff for education from Beth Swanson, who...