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  • Card users spared Blue Line O'Hare fare hike -- for now

    Card users spared Blue Line O'Hare fare hike -- for now
    After rejecting the tearful pleas and angry demands of CTA bus riders to restore routes that were slashed this week, the transit agency’s board on Tuesday approved a big break for commuters who work at O’Hare International Airport. But the...
  • 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...
  • Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban

    Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban
    The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place. In a 2-1 decision that is a major...
  • 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...
  • Union protest at City Hall but O'Hare contract is likely done deal

    Union protest at City Hall but O'Hare contract is likely done deal
    A labor contract at O’Hare Airport is going to leave 350 workers out of a job just weeks before Christmas and today, the mayor reacted to his decision to go with a firm mired in controversy. Alleged mob ties and cheap labor are just some of...
  • The cutting edge

    The cutting edge
    OMAHA, Neb. — Whether they're driving through, stuck here for work or savvy enough to make a long weekend out of this under-the-radar city, travelers tend to want a darn fine hunk of meat when visiting Omaha. Steak from steak country. Omaha offers...
  • Mayor tries to change subject on O'Hare deal as mob questions mount

    Mayor tries to change subject on O'Hare deal as mob questions mount
    As questions mounted about alleged mob ties at a company that won a new custodial services deal at O’Hare International Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to change the subject by suspending three companies unrelated to the janitor pact. In...
  • People protesting planned school closings arrested at City Hall

    People protesting planned school closings arrested at City Hall
    More than 20 people protesting Chicago Public School plans to close 53 elementary schools were arrested this afternoon at City Hall, officials said. The protesters were arrested after sitting and blocking elevators on the main floor of the building...
  • Inspector general blasts red light ticket program

    Inspector general blasts red light ticket program
    City Hall cannot back up claims that its controversial red-light camera program is designed to make intersections safer, according to a watchdog's report released Tuesday. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said the city cannot provide documents to prove...
  • Emanuel returns donation from tech firm lobbyist

    Emanuel returns donation from tech firm lobbyist
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned a $10,000 campaign donation from a lobbyist for a tech firm disqualified from a city program this week after the Tribune raised questions about potential violations of the mayor's self-imposed limits on political...
  • School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak

    School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak
    Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention. But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
  • Snacks in the city getting a makeover

    Snacks in the city getting a makeover
    Chicago Park District vending machines have ditched their candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips. Next year, Chicago Public Schools are scheduled to wave goodbye to sports drinks and hello to machines selling only...