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  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • Election board draws fire in political remap case

     Election board draws fire in political remap case
    An unusual move by Illinois election officials has injected new controversy into a fight over who wields the crucial power of drawing Illinois' political maps, with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment complaining that insiders are...
  • Quinn calls Rauner a 'saboteur' on pension fixes

    Quinn calls Rauner a 'saboteur' on pension fixes
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday labeled his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a “saboteur” who worked to block overhauls of state and city government worker pension systems but failed to present his own solutions. The Democratic governor’...
  • Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf

    Once again, clumsy Cubs are politically tone deaf
    The Cubs are the worst team in the majors and haven't scored a run in 20 innings but Wednesday's low point of the season had little to do with baseball. Mayor Rahm Emanuel embarrassed the Cubs behind the microphone as badly as any pitcher has on the...
  • AFSCME helping Chicago cab drivers push for greater voice

    AFSCME helping Chicago cab drivers push for greater voice
    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union is joining up with Chicago cab drivers to try to help give cabbies a stronger voice in negotiating with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to raise fares, lower costs and push for...
  • Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot

     Cubs going to City Hall to fight for remote parking lot
    The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month. The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
  • Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix

    Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix
    Gov. Pat Quinn took a deep breath and did the right thing Monday. He got out of the way. Overcoming his election-year jitters, Quinn signed a bill that gives Chicago some tools to arrest its ever-deepening pension crisis. The measure, negotiated...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quinn signs city 911 fee hike measure

    Quinn signs city 911 fee hike measure
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday signed a measure into law that would allow Chicago to raise 911 fess on landline and cell phones by $1.40 a month to $3.90. The move could be the missing piece that allows the re-election seeking Democratic governor to sign a...