| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:30 PM
About 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office finished counting ballots from all of the county's 577 precincts.
Less than 600 absentee ballots were still being counted, but Supervisor Brenda Snipes said they would finish this...
| Jul 30, 2014
One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The City Council Finance Committee today recommended placing three citywide questions on the March primary ballot in a move that will block a long-sought attempt by foes of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ask voters if they want an elected school board.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase is getting mixed reviews from aldermen today.
The increase in the city's cigarette tax is projected to bring in about $10 million. Some aldermen questioned that figure, however,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Many Chicagoans left their homes Wednesday to return to work and school after a weekend of heavy snow and two days of bitter cold to be greeted with the inconveniences of snow-packed side streets, uncleared alleys and ice-covered sidewalks.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Chicago's first speed cameras at just four locations issued warnings to more than 233,000 speeders in 45 days, violations that would have totaled $13.8 million in tickets, according to data released by the city today.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted his...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Aldermen called Tuesday for the Chicago Tribune to be sold only to locally-based owners who commit to "fair, accurate, impartial and non-ideological reporting as a stipulation to any sale."
The City Council's Committee on Human Relations adopted the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Ald. Joe Moore said Wednesday he was disappointed that what he considers an unfair ethics probe into his ward office employment prevented him from getting a good government award from the White House this week.
The veteran 49th Ward alderman already was...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:37 AM
In a case of only-in-Chicago political timing, the White House announced Monday it would honor Ald. Joe Moore as a “pioneer for political reform,” the same day the veteran City Council member revealed he has spoken to FBI agents about...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago's 49th ward.
On Sunday night, the residents gathered at the Willye White Field House to discuss several issues,...