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  • Legal battles hidden from public view

    Legal battles hidden from public view
    A Northwestern University student filed a lawsuit against the school in 2008, alleging top administrators failed to discipline a student who raped her. But what happened in the case is a secret. The student's complaint, filed under a pseudonym to...
  • Preckwinkle blasts Emanuel, quickly backs off

    Preckwinkle blasts Emanuel, quickly backs off
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday quickly backed off a public barb she tossed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his crime-fighting strategy, marking the second time in a little more than three months she has toned down off-the-cuff remarks....
  • Emanuel declines to fire back at Preckwinkle

    Emanuel declines to fire back at Preckwinkle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to directly challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's recent criticisms of his crime-fighting and public schools strategies, instead talking about the passion they share for education and safe streets....
  • Michelle Obama: Violence against kids 'personal'

    As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears. Before the meeting began at Harper High...
  • Hutchinson drops out of race to replace Jackson

    Hutchinson drops out of race to replace Jackson
    The already volatile special election campaign to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress saw its biggest upheaval Sunday when state Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out and endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly in a move to unite against former U.S. Rep....
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

     Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence
    The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away. In the front row,...
  • RTA calls meeting on Metra boss' exit deal

    RTA calls meeting on Metra boss' exit deal
    The Regional Transportation Authority will have the first shot next week at breaking the secrecy concerning Metra's decision to grant its departed CEO a controversial $740,000 severance deal. As oversight agency for the three area transit agencies,...
  • Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest

    Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest
    State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the 2nd District special Democratic primary Sunday and endorsed ex-state Rep. Robin Kelly in the contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. The move, announced in a morning news release, shakes up the...
  • Railroad quiet-zone filing expected this week

    Tinley Park Village officials expect to submit a notice this week to the Federal Railroad Administration establishing quiet zones at the village's six railroad crossings. The status, if approved by the federal agency, would silence train horns except...
  • Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.

    Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.
    SPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
  • Who's who on Metra's board

    One is a labor lawyer. Another heads a company that sells firefighting equipment. One runs a construction company. Of the 11, only five have held elective office. And just one has any railroad experience. They are the board of directors of Metra,...
  • CEO severance controversy puts Metra board in harsh spotlight

    CEO severance controversy puts Metra board in harsh spotlight
    The controversy over Metra's approval of a $740,000 severance package for its ousted CEO has cast a harsh spotlight on the commuter rail agency's little-known board of directors. It's also revived a decades-old question of why Chicago's transportation...