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  • 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...
  • City sticker deadlines could change

    City sticker deadlines could change
    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...
  • Anxious thoughts with Mike Birbiglia, based on a true story

    Anxious thoughts with Mike Birbiglia, based on a true story
    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...
  • Preckwinkle asks red-light insider to resign county post

    Preckwinkle asks red-light insider to resign county post
    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...
  • Chicago aldermen hear arguments on plastic bag ban

    Chicago aldermen hear arguments on plastic bag ban
    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,...
  • Public kept in the dark on red-light bids

    Public kept in the dark on red-light bids
    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. How the...
  • Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks

    Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks
    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...
  • Emanuel: Time to move forward with school closings plan

    Emanuel: Time to move forward with school closings plan
    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...
  • Chicago police sergeants reject Emanuel contract offer

    Chicago police sergeants reject Emanuel contract offer
    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...
  • State's money woes hit Chicago's credit rating

    State's money woes hit Chicago's credit rating
    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...
  • Wrigley neighbors want slow down of stadium renovation talks

    Wrigley neighbors want slow down of stadium renovation talks
    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...
  • Federal Redflex probe casts speed camera initiative in an unfavorable light

    Federal Redflex probe casts speed camera initiative in an unfavorable light
    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...