| Oct 22, 2012
To say that Chicago-based luxury hotel investor Laurence Geller is captivated by all things Winston Churchill is something of an understatement.
As chairman of the Churchill Centre, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic...
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| Feb 19, 2013
Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants.
Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:43 AM
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.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:39 PM
On the day before Cook County residents head to the polls, there has been an allegation of election tampering.
As a result, some election judges have been fired.
The complaint comes from south suburban Country Club Hills, which has a controversial...
| Sep 7, 2012
Hollywood Palms Cinema - Naperville
Meet & Greet 6:30pm – 9:00pm
“Ed Wood” at 7:30pm and 9:00pm
Sept 8 & 9
The Hollywood Show
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Businesses, the citizens and the government make the three-legged stool that is Costa Mesa.
But the business leg seems forgotten because its concerns are rarely in print. The proposed charter (Measure V on the November ballot) has sparked many articles...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Mayor Emanuel and his administration are trying to figure out how they will pay for the new contract between the Chicago Teachers' Union and Chicago Public Schools.
The union ended their strike on Tuesday, after the two sides agreed a three percent...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:55 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A piece of San Francisco's past was unearthed earlier this month when wreckage from the old City Hall -- destroyed in the 1906 earthquake that devastated the city -- were discovered at a construction site.
Workers digging underneath a...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:18 AM
At first glance, the Essanay Studio buildings in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood may seem fairly unremarkable.
The two red brick structures, located on the 1300 block of West Argyle Street, look from the outside like your typical early 20th century factory...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 2:54 PM
City Hall computers went down from about 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today because of a power issue that's still being looked at, said a spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel today.
That meant workers couldn't use computers for much, with internal access to the...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Illinois residents who owe money to Chicago City Hall could find a hold placed on their state income tax refunds under a measure endorsed today by the City Council Budget Committee.
The city hopes to collect between $8 million and $20 million in unpaid...