| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered the latest tea leaves to read in the ongoing saga over possible renovations to Wrigley Field, saying he encouraged the Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop buildings to continue to negotiate on a deal that would avoid a...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s biggest campaign donors dropped $950,000 in one day into a new super political action committee created to help back his run for re-election in 2015.
Illinois election law caps the amount individuals can contribute to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t say whether thousands of drivers who received red light camera citations during a series of suspicious ticket spikes should receive refunds for the $100 fines they have paid to the city.
The Emanuel administration has been...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Ald. Patrick O'Connor quickly pushed through an ordinance Wednesday that limits the ability of the City Council's watchdog to investigate aldermen's campaign finances — a week after that investigator received permission to open an ethics probe of O'...
| Jul 18, 2014
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner issued his most expansive plan yet to deal with Illinois' finances, proposing Thursday to phase out the state's 2011 income tax hike, broaden the state sales tax to include some services and freeze local property...
| Jul 20, 2014
The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year.
The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:07 AM
The annual Cubs-Sox series isn’t the only partisan event being held at Wrigley Field this season.
The Ricketts family will hold a political fundraiser at the ballpark on Aug. 12 for Pete Ricketts, the Republican nominee for governor of Nebraska....
| Jul 25, 2014
More than three years ago, shortly before Mayor Rahm Emanuel was inaugurated, I placed my marker on "never" in Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass' "Pick the Moment Rahm Totally Loses It Sweepstakes."
Yes, Emanuel was known for having a quick temper and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has nearly doubled to 16,000 the number of red light camera tickets now eligible for review after a Tribune investigation that found suspicious ticket spikes throughout Chicago, but city officials continue to sidestep...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Facing intense criticism for its oversight of the city’s red light camera program, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Wednesday said that at least 9,000 drivers will get a chance at a refund of $100 fines issued during suspicious ticket...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:05 PM
I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago.
The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...
| Jul 20, 2014
Rahm Emanuel, the beloved mayor of Chicago, has a problem.
He's beloved by the national media, by uber-wealthy Democrats on the coasts, by reporters he served with leaks and tips in New York and Washington, and by his loyal straight man Jimmy Fallon....