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  • Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...
  • Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront

    Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront
    "(I)n no instance will further private development be permitted east of Lake Shore Drive." — Lakefront Plan of Chicago Chicago, already a huge draw for tourists, is the logical place for George Lucas to display his collection of art and movie...
  • Lincoln Park groups plan suit over hospital site development

    Lincoln Park groups plan suit over hospital site development
    A group of neighbors of the former Children's Memorial Hospital site in the heart of Lincoln Park say they will file a lawsuit today, their latest step to try to stop a developer from turning the parcel into residential high rises, offices and stores they...
  • Attorneys want to take part in review of old homicide files

    Attorneys want to take part in review of old homicide files
    A group of attorneys specializing in wrongful conviction cases are scheduled to meet with city lawyers Friday to try to hash out how to properly inventory thousands of old homicide files contained in police station filing cabinets in apparent violation of...
  • Chicago should reconsider ban of pedicabs on some streets

    Chicago should reconsider ban of pedicabs on some streets
    T.C. O'Rourke makes his living pedaling people around Chicago in a tricycle taxi. But thanks to City Hall, he might soon be out of business. As of Saturday, it's illegal for pedicab drivers to use busy downtown stretches of Michigan Avenue and State...
  • Ricketts on Wrigley renovation: 'looking forward to moving forward'

    Ricketts on Wrigley renovation: 'looking forward to moving forward'
    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said Wednesday that he remains confident the team’s $575 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the surrounding area will receive the necessary approval from the city.  “Yeah, I think we’...
  • Alderman, activists gather to support residential hotels

    Alderman, activists gather to support residential hotels
    Aldermen and community activists gathered at City Hall Wednesday morning before the City Council meeting to voice support for efforts to maintain housing for very low-income residents. A proposed ordinance introduced Wednesday by the city and aldermen...
  • 'Star Wars' creator selects Chicago for museum

    CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Tuesday that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles...
  • Your Cook County TIF tax

    Your Cook County TIF tax
    Chicago and Cook County property owners: When your tax bill arrives in the mailbox in the next few weeks, don't just write a check and send it in. Read the fine print. You might learn something that's been a well-kept secret. For the first time, every...
  • Trump sign could lead to needed regulations

     Trump sign could lead to needed regulations
    Some people are tired of the debate over the Trump sign. Not me. It's a healthy discussion, at least if you discount Donald Trump's personal attacks. The debate raises important questions about the presence of commercial signs along the evolving civic gem...
  • Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare

     Mayor cashes in with restaurateur linked to O'Hare
    In April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood in the newly remodeled Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport, unveiling the sparkling gateway as the newest evidence of Chicago's global status. The project developer predicted international fliers would...
  • Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago

    Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago
    "Cultural change is hard. Elements of patronage undoubtedly remain in city government. We have never expected that this litigation would produce a perfect non-political employment system." — Attorney Michael Shakman testifying Monday, some 45...