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  • Emanuel cuts cord with besieged red-light camera firm

     Emanuel cuts cord with besieged red-light camera firm
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration dumped the city's longtime red-light camera vendor Friday following a Tribune report about new allegations that the company gave lavish sporting trips to a former city official and then lied about it to City Hall. The...
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • Reward increased to $40,000 in Hadiya Pendleton slaying

    Reward increased to $40,000 in Hadiya Pendleton slaying
    As community members marched in memory of Hadiya Pendleton Friday, officials announced the reward for information in the slaying of the King College Prep sophomore has been increased to $40,000. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and other...
  • Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases

    Emanuel signs letter suggesting no food stamps for soda purchases
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.” That philosophy apparently does not...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Ex-gang member 'Gator' Bradley asks aldermen for gun permit

    Ex-gang member 'Gator' Bradley asks aldermen for gun permit
    Pardoned former gang member Wallace “Gator” Bradley told aldermen today he wants the right to own a handgun, even though he once had felony convictions on his record. Bradley, who in recent decades has set up shop as a self-professed “...
  • Our Laguna: Taking a look at the last half of the year

    Same song, second verse. Here are some highlights of 2012, culled from the pages of Coastline Pilot in the second half of the year. Refresh your memories. July. 6: Principal Planner Carolyn Martin was named project manager for the proposed overhaul of...
  • New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward

    New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward
    Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
  • Notable passings of 2012

    Notable passings of 2012
    Some stories are harder to write than others. Obituaries are among the hardest, as the represent an obligation to do justice to the folks who have passed and hopefully to bring solace to their loved ones. Some of Laguna's best and brightest died in...
  • Ald. Mell indicates he's not retiring

    Ald. Mell indicates he's not retiring
    Among the myriad political parlor games at City Hall, one of the longest running is the annual speculation about whether Northwest Side Ald. Richard Mell will finally step down.   Mell, 74 and the second-longest serving alderman on the City Council,...
  • A Marseille original

    A Marseille original
    MARSEILLE, France — Bouillabaisse and I have a history. For years, I made this fish soup — from scratch, fish heads and all — for Christmas Eve dinner. Then, to prepare myself when I first became a food writer for the Tribune, I...