| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:24 PM
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has asked the city's three pension funds to review all investments and work to end those in companies that manufacture assault weapons....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On January 4, Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times reported: Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) — powerful chairman of the City Council’s Rules Committee and father-in-law of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — has told associates he is preparing to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The indispensable blogger on all things parking in Chicago didn't like what he saw out of City Hall yesterday: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have done the impossible. He may have actually made Chicago’s reviled parking meter lease deal even......
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Deb Mell to succeed dad as 33rd Ward alderman Others will say what they will, but while it would not be fair to appoint Deb just because her name is Mell, it would have been equally unfair to her constituents......
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
BURBANK, Illinois -- Just hours after saying "I do," Estrella Carrera was found stabbed to death in a blood-soaked bathtub, still wearing the glittery, sequined dress she wore at her cocktail reception.
A manhunt was immediately launched for her husband,...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:57 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:07 PM
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.