| Oct 14, 2012
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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Deadlines to buy Chicago vehicle stickers could be staggered throughout the year instead of coming on June 30 for every car, minivan, SUV and truck in the city, City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Wednesday.
The first-term clerk is beginning to draw up the...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:38 AM
The TBS Just for Laughs comedy festival last summer had many pleasures. But one of its disappointments was the cancellation — or, as it turns out, the postponement — of "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend," the highly regarded solo show by Mike...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says today she wants a City Hall insider caught up in an ethics probe to resign from the obscure county board job she gave him last year.
Preckwinkle still hasn't said who recommended that she appoint John...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Environmentalists came to City Hall on Tuesday to support a proposal to ban plastic bags at Chicago stores, a move retailers say will hurt businesses unless they charge shoppers up to 10 cents for each paper bag that's used instead.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
| Jun 24, 2013
Chicago's red-light camera program would cost taxpayers more and would rely on radar guns under one of seven bid proposals quietly under review by City Hall in its effort to replace the scandal-scarred company that holds the current contract.
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Hours before the Chicago Teachers Union was set to lead a protest in the Loop, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said the time for negotiations is over and he's moving forward on a plan to close 54 schools.
The plan unveiled last week to shut down 53 elementary...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Chicago police sergeants on Monday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had called a blueprint for restoring financial soundness to the city’s woefully underfunded pension systems.
The sergeants union voted 876-134...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:11 PM
The state’s troubled finances are now hitting City Hall in a more visible way, as a major agency downgraded Chicago’s credit rating as the city prepares to refinance some debt.
A $181 million bond issue backed with the city’s share...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
As the owners of the Chicago Cubs push to quickly wrap up a Wrigley Field rehab deal, the stadium's neighbors are calling for a slow down of the negotiations.
In a letter sent Wednesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Lake View Citizens’ Council raised...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:48 PM
The first evidence of a federal criminal probe into Chicago's red-light camera program is focusing attention on bribery allegations at City Hall just as Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to launch his controversial speed camera initiative.
Both the company...