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  • Council tactician Mell bowing out after nearly 4 decades

    Council tactician Mell bowing out after nearly 4 decades
    Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
  • First speed cameras coming to four city parks this month

    First speed cameras coming to four city parks this month
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new speed cameras will begin issuing their first warning tickets to Chicago motorists this month near four city parks, with at least eight more locations set to go operational in September, the mayor’s office announced...
  • City Hall wants Cubs, rooftop signs deal done by week's end, alderman says

    City Hall wants Cubs, rooftop signs deal done by week's end, alderman says
    City Hall is pressing the Chicago Cubs and the owners of nearby rooftop clubs to reach agreement on a sign deal by week’s end, Ald. Thomas Tunney said today. Such a deal between the Cubs and rooftop owners could be a key component in a proposed...
  • Ald. Sandi Jackson says she won't resign 'unless something catastrophic happens'

    Ald. Sandi Jackson says she won't resign 'unless something catastrophic happens'
    Ald. Sandi Jackson told reporters today that she won't resign from the City Council unless "something catastrophic happens," that she's not a candidate to replace her husband in Congress and that she's undecided about whether to move back to Chicago...
  • Indicted ex-aide worked for Emanuel 10 months after FBI interview

    Indicted ex-aide worked for Emanuel 10 months after FBI interview
    Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio’s...
  • Chicago police union defends request for 12 percent raises over two years

    Chicago police union defends request for 12 percent raises over two years
    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...
  • Red light camera firm admits it likely bribed Chicago official

    Red light camera firm admits it likely bribed Chicago official
    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...
  • City red-light camera vendor under scrutiny

    City red-light camera vendor under scrutiny
    Prompted by a Tribune investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in Chicago's red-light camera program, an Arizona-based firm has disclosed it paid a $910 luxury hotel tab for the city official in charge of its contract and failed to tell City Hall...
  • Details of billboard deal raise questions

    Details of billboard deal raise questions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's no-bid deal for new expressway billboards guarantees the city far less than half the $700 million the private vendor expects to make and essentially requires Chicago to repay all the upfront cash the mayor touted as a key selling...
  • All's fair in some suburbs as nitpicky officeholders keep candidates off ballot

    Tired of the status quo, hundreds of residents across the region rose up this winter to challenge those running their towns — not suspecting the system was stacked against them. They knocked on doors. They persuaded neighbors to sign petitions....
  • 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...
  • Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge

    Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge
    A Democratic state senator running for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old congressional seat suggested Monday that voters should “turn the page” away from the district’s scandal-filled history of representation, even as a rival...