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  • CTA plans to rebuild Medical District Blue Line station in 2015

    CTA plans to rebuild Medical District Blue Line station in 2015
    The CTA will begin work next year to reconstruct the main station house at the Blue Line's Illinois Medical District station and add an elevator and rebuild ramps to the platforms. The CTA board on Tuesday approved an agreement with the Emanuel...
  • Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales

    Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban. Instead, City Hall will...
  • Darien museum looks to city for financial help

     Darien museum looks to city for financial help
    Needing repairs to its museum that it can't afford, the Darien Historical Society is talking to the city about a takeover, something aldermen didn't reject but asked that all fundraising avenues be explored first. The Old Lace Schoolhouse museum, at 75th...
  • Chicago loses on guns, again

    Chicago loses on guns, again
    Since the death of communism in most of the places where it once prevailed, North Korea and Cuba function mainly as educational exhibits for an irrelevant and unsuccessful ideology. When it comes to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the...
  • Let's make a federal case out of dibs

     Let's make a federal case out of dibs
    Each year after a heavy Chicago snow, a few mean-spirited trolls and left-wing radicals want to deny me the title of Judge Dibs. Dibs, as many loyal readers know, is the noble Chicago tradition of claiming a shoveled-out street parking space with quaint...
  • Sanchez, a convicted felon, fights to stay on Cook County ballot

    Sanchez, a convicted felon, fights to stay on Cook County ballot
    A federal fraud conviction didn’t stop former Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez from running for Cook County Board, but opponents are trying to get him tossed from the ballot by arguing he’s ineligible because he’s...
  • Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014

     Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014
    Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather

     Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather
    Nice tan, Mr. Mayor! You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold. But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
  • Faith, hopes and charity

    Faith, hopes and charity
    Seven Sundays ago, we launched this quest for a new Plan of Chicago with a sense of urgency and a question mark as tall as Tribune Tower: Would readers and organizations concur that intertwined challenges confront Chicago with the fourth great crisis of...
  • John Kass: Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather

    Nice tan, Mr. Mayor! You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold. But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
  • Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller

    Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday appointed a Chicago hedge fund executive as the city’s new comptroller to replace a former aide who faces federal corruption charges in Ohio. Emanuel selected Daniel Widawsky, a managing director at Citadel LLC, to...