| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard criticized Chicago Democrats’ control of state government Sunday and said geographic and partisan balance is needed to make sure all parts of Illinois are treated equally.
Dillard, a state senator from...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:07 PM
A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and pulling the city back into the spotlight for its epidemic of gun violence.
The mass shooting...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Even though the newest runway at O'Hare International Airport set to open in a few weeks, Park Ridge's O'Hare Airport Commission is pushing for an environmental impact statement by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Meeting last week, commission...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Four men have been arrested and charged in last week's mass shooting in a South Side Chicago park that wounded 12 adults and a 3-year-old boy, officials said Tuesday.
Police said the motive for the mass shooting appears to be retaliation for a...
| Sep 24, 2013
I am a resident of Chicago, I lived 25 years in Lakeview and my son Ricky was murdered in Logan Square on Aug. 3, 2012. He was 24 years old.
The most gun-ridden area of Chicago is a few minutes away from Indiana. Because of the porosity of our borders...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel headed to the far Southwest Side this afternoon to announce a deal to help bail out the financially struggling Beverly Arts Center.
As first reported by the Tribune, city will kick in $250,000 in leftover money from the 2012 NATO...
| Sep 30, 2013
Chicago is pushing to start by 2016 its boldest reordering of a major thoroughfare since the city first built roads for the automobile: a 16-mile stretch of Ashland Avenue fashioned around buses that travel in dedicated lanes at almost twice the speed...
| Nov 20, 2013
Do not go west, young Frenchman.
And the South Side south of 59th Street? Non, non, non.
If you read my colleague Katherine Skiba's story in the Tribune on Tuesday, you know what I'm talking about. The French government has been advising visitors to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
New U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said today that his office will have to find creative ways to try to combat Chicago’s gang violence, describing the level of mayhem as an “unacceptable status quo” and with root causes that need to be...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:24 PM
More than 450 people enjoyed the rollicking Chicago premiere of "Pullman Porter Blues" on Sept. 24 as part of the Goodman Theatre's season-opening celebration. The festive evening began at The Standard Club, with a reception in its elegant wood-paneled...
| Nov 3, 2013
This year's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner, presented at the UIC Forum Oct. 23 by the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, brought together 74authors with ties to Chicago. Co-chaired by Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and foundation board...