| Nov 30, 2010
| 5:22 PM
Kathy Jacobs-McLoyd didn't expect to fall in love with someone with HIV. But when the man she had recently spent time volunteering with in Kenya sent her a six-page love letter, she opened up to the possibilities.
"One day early on, I turned to look at...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 6:06 PM
Two Chicago aldermen are demanding to know why police and other city officials largely are ignoring laws that ban excessive idling by diesel buses and trucks.
In response to a Tribune investigation, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and Virginia Rugai, 19th,...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Former Mayor Daley says he knew he would not run for another term nearly a year before his last day in office in May.
When Daley made the announcement in September 2010, it came as a surprise to even some of his close associates and set off a scramble of...
| Feb 24, 2012
The indictment Thursday of William Beavers adds a new name to a long list: Chicago politicians charged with crimes. Beavers, a Cook County commissioner, is accused of tax evasion and other offenses from January 2006 to about April 2011. For part of that...
| Mar 1, 2012
Nearly 20 years ago, I had the pleasure of covering a remarkable movement in Chicago: a campaign to build a National Jazz Museum here. The idea was to create an institution – and an edifice – that would become a jazz nexus in a city...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he'll use an expected haul of $8.5 million from “deadbeats and cheaters” who owe City Hall money to pay for more police and summer programs for children.
Chicago has collected $5.2 million in outstanding debt...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:58 PM
President Barack Obama today said he was confident in Chicago's ability to host a gathering of world leaders and played down the notion that security concerns had anything to do with the decision to move the May G-8 meeting from Chicago to Camp David.
| Mar 8, 2012
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered little insight Wednesday into why President Barack Obama pulled the May G-8 summit from Chicago and declined to say if he knew his former boss had for some time been considering moving the meeting to Camp David....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:06 AM
The Chicago area logged the most public corruption convictions of any federal jurisdiction in the United States during the past 36 years, according to a report released today by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Federal prosecutors secured a total...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago City Council committee today recommended approval of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial expansion of public-private partnerships on major construction projects, setting the stage for a Wednesday vote by all 50 aldermen.
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
About 300 people took to the streets in North Chicago Saturday in a march to demand justice for Darrin Hanna, a local man who died after police punched, tackled and Tasered him during an arrest.
A day after the U.S. Justice Department said it is...