| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:05 PM
A traffic camera company that lost its Baltimore contract earlier this year after acknowledging that its faulty equipment resulted in thousands of erroneous speeding tickets was named Tuesday as the preferred bidder to take over Chicago's scandal-ridden...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio’s...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:09 AM
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolls out his long-delayed speed camera plan, new numbers his office released suggest that drivers who speed in Chicago could rack up way more in fines than a cash-starved City Hall initially projected.
The mayor had hoped to bring...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Like the seasoned pro he is, Ald. Richard Mell today floated a straightforward political solution to his upcoming retirement: Appoint his daughter, state Rep. Deb Mell, to his 33rd Ward seat and then install his aldermanic aide Jaime Andrade to take her...
| Jul 17, 2013
Poor Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
She's apparently suffering from Logic Deficit Disorder, even as her father, Boss Madigan, is mired in the $700,000 Metra hush-money scandal that has been taken apart in the past few weeks by the Tribune.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new speed cameras will begin issuing their first warning tickets to Chicago motorists this month near four city parks, with at least eight more locations set to go operational in September, the mayor’s office announced...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The day of financial reckoning for Chicago is not far off, with the city budget shortfall expected to near a record $1 billion in 2015 if major changes are not made to the government worker pension systems, city officials said Wednesday.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Deb Mell to succeed dad as 33rd Ward alderman Others will say what they will, but while it would not be fair to appoint Deb just because her name is Mell, it would have been equally unfair to her constituents......
| Jul 7, 2013
It is difficult to understate how far morale had fallen in the Chicago Police Department in January 1960 after the Summerdale scandal broke.
The arrest and conviction of eight police officers for operating a burglary ring cemented public perception of...
| Jul 4, 2013
Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
An attempt by the city's internal watchdog to verify how much money could be saved through a new garbage collection system touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed because of a lack of cooperation from the administration, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said...
| Jul 1, 2013
The cost of riding the CTA Blue Line from O'Hare International Airport increases by 122 percent on Monday for many riders who haven't already been hit by the fare hike.
The price jumps to $5 from $2.25 for what the CTA considers "premium-level" rail...