| May 7, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said today that the union would be “very active” in next year’s mayoral election, but offered little insight into efforts to recruit a challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Underscoring her long...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Children played on a patch of grass in the shadow of Soldier Field until the sound of bagpipes to the north drew their attention, and that of their parents.
As the pipes approached, escorted by police officers on motorcycles and followed by thousands of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:01 PM
The city of Chicago has created a webpage where residents can submit ideas and recommend sites for filmmaker George Lucas' cultural arts museum, which will house a trove of the Star Wars creator's artwork and movie memorabilia.
The comment submission...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:45 AM
"A Night of 100 Stars" was the theme for the DuSable Museum of African American History's annual gala at the South Shore Cultural Center on April 5.
More than 800 supporters, civic leaders and politicians, including Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade.
Playing master of ceremonies...
| Mar 25, 2014
Time and again Alicia Guerrero had sought protection from the man accused of shooting her in the neck and fatally wounding her 15-year-old daughter last month in the driveway of their Romeoville home.
A Tribune review of court records captures the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sought to turn the page Thursday on the scenes of bodies stacked up at the county morgue that were a problem for her administration by unveiling a renovated cooler for remains at the facility and by noting it...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Democrats and Republicans woke up the day after the Illinois primary election to each put on a unified front, and the very places they chose to break bread illustrated the theme of the eight-month campaign that lies ahead.
Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick...
| Feb 23, 2014
Daniela Hernandez, 27, and Lionel Garcia, 35, met on Facebook before ever meeting in person because they had so many mutual contacts, including sisters who volunteered with Paws Chicago animal shelter.
Daniela, an analyst with the Cook County Board of...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption.
The rare public...
| Jan 5, 2014
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....