| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Ald. Tom Tunney is threatening to withhold his support for a massive Wrigleyville redevelopment unless changes are made to a hotel the Cubs owners want to put up across the street from Wrigley Field.
The 44th Ward alderman’s comments came as the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
First lady Michelle Obama, in town to spotlight school career programs, took a side trip with her daughters to a Beyonce concert at the United Center Wednesday night.
A motorcade carrying Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was escorted into...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 AM
[Update: Filming for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will continue this weekend in the Loop. Shooting will take place 7 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday on LaSalle Street, from West Lake Street to West Jackson Boulevard. According to a notice sent out to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Chicago and Cook County Democrats raced Wednesday to put in place more comprehensive bans on semi-automatic assault weapons — with the county going a step further by enacting perhaps the toughest child-safety lock measure in Illinois.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has worked for years to be seen as the smartest guy in the room, the guy with the answers and the plans and the ruthless inside moves.
But he has a big problem now. That smartest-guy-in-the-room shtick has become his liability. And...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:29 PM
To combat a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest grades, Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law a measure that lowers Illinois' compulsory attendance age to 6 from 7 starting in the fall of 2014.
"Too many kids are missing school and...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:35 PM
First lady Michelle Obama will be in Chicago on Thursday to join Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his wife, Amy Rule, in visiting Urban Alliance Chicago, a career and employment program for high school seniors, White House officials said.
The first lady has...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for an era in the Chicago Police Department during which many African-American men were tortured into false confessions for murders and rapes on the South Side under the direction of disgraced ex-Cmdr. Jon Burge....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today said he has told his budget office not to release any more money for Capitol renovations after the $50 million project has come under criticism.
The announcement came a couple hours after Democratic challenger Bill Daley ripped...