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  • 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...
  • Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?

    Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?
    Celebrity-starved Chicago is having so much fun with the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build here that there is a danger of losing sight of some very basic issues: Will the museum enhance the city's lakefront or clutter it? Will...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts

    Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts
    A federal judge in Ohio has ordered that $107,000 be seized from the bank accounts of former Chicago city comptroller Amer Ahmad, who was arrested in Pakistan last month after fleeing the country. The money, held in two bank accounts controlled by Ahmad,...
  • 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’...
  • Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?

     Can Mayor Prickly ever become Mayor Personable?
    Is it possible to make Mayor Rahm Emanuel even the teeniest bit likable? I desperately want to help him, and I know you do too, because one look at the guy and you know he needs help, but he's too full of pride and arrogance and fear of showing even the...
  • CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year

    CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year
    CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter. CTA president Forrest...
  • In Chicago, crossing the street an act of faith

    In Chicago, crossing the street an act of faith
    The other day, I used sustainable transport to move myself along Wabash Avenue near the Trump Tower. Yes, I walked. Amazingly, this walking business requires no new technology, no special clothes, no helmet, not even a Divvy bike, the wheeled, powder-...
  • Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94

    Inspirational pianist Irene Alexander dead at 94
    Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal. In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...
  • 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...