| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Pat Byrnes, who may or may not wind up as a stay-at-home dad in Springfield, is currently balancing the care-taking duties for his two lovely young daughters with the promotional chores surrounding the publication of his insightful, funny and charming...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:22 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Chicago drivers can now make their annual payment for the privilege of keeping a car in the city.
City stickers went on sale this week at City Clerk Susana Mendoza's office, online and at some currency exchanges. The stickers also can be purchased...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel summoned Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and the aldermen representing the area to City Hall on Thursday afternoon in an effort to seal the deal on a $300 million Wrigley Field rehab, a Cubs source said today.
Progress was made, but...
| Oct 22, 2012
To say that Chicago-based luxury hotel investor Laurence Geller is captivated by all things Winston Churchill is something of an understatement.
As chairman of the Churchill Centre, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic...
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Embattled red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. fired its executive vice president Wednesday and accused him of misconduct involving the company's scandal-plagued Chicago contract.
Reeling from the crippling loss of that contract and the...
| Feb 19, 2013
Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants.
Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...
| Feb 10, 2013
Eighty years ago this week in Miami, a "maniac" tried to kill President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. The assassin's bullets missed their intended target but hit Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak and four other bystanders. Cermak was rushed to the hospital in...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today he will axe the city’s embattled red-light camera vendor when its contract expires in July, citing new investigative findings that the company gave thousands of dollars in free trips to the former city official who...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
City Hall has enough money to give Chicago police officers 12 percent raises over two years and still hire more cops to bolster the size of the force, the head of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police said Thursday in defending the union’s...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Chicago's embattled red light camera firm went to City Hall on Friday in its latest effort to come clean, acknowledging for the first time that its entire program here was likely built on a $2 million bribery scheme.
By its sheer size, the alleged plot...