| Jun 11, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce the members of a new board created to lure billions from private investors to help pay for public projects in Chicago.
The first chairman of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust will be James Bell who recently...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Pretty soon people in Chicago will be able to smoke marijuana without getting arrested.
That’s because Chicago has a pot problem, but not the way you might think.
'Everybody knew the jig was up. The only people that were paying for it were the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The Chicago City Council today easily approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.5 billion budget for next year.As aldermen met, the only debate was over the mayor’s expected margin of victory.
Last year, the City Council voted 50-0 to approve Emanuel's...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 4:32 PM
UPDATED at 5 p.m. with Braun and Chico church stops; Posted by David Heinzmann, John Byrne and Rick Pearson at 4 p.m. The candidates for Chicago mayor implored people to vote and touted their own credentials today as they kicked......
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:47 PM
Citing the library’s importance to education and community gathering, Chicago aldermen on Friday spent three hours voicing their opposition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to cut library staff and hours, though few had suggestions on how to...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:36 PM
A unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards.
The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...
| Jan 29, 2012
Chicago Public Schools' plan to build an elementary school on polluted property in the shadow of the Chicago Skyway and an expiring coal-fired power plant near the Indiana border is raising the ire of parents in the working-class East Side neighborhood....