| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:38 AM
I appreciate the rising Maggie Daley Park. I cheer the Divvy bike program, as I do the refurbishing of Goudy Square Park and the Kennedy interchange. But Chicago is in big infrastructure trouble beyond these highly visible sites. And Mayor Rahm Emanuel&...
| May 5, 2014
Pressure is growing on the city of Chicago to jettison its resistance to finding ways to reduce noise levels in residential areas caused by planes serving O'Hare International Airport.
Two Chicago aldermen who have been put in a virtual holding...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:10 AM
A North Side grammar school principal touched a nerve with colleagues and created a fresh political wrinkle for Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an op-ed article laying bare what he says is a culture of silencing anyone who disagrees with the administration's...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Chicago could require gun dealers to videotape sales and ban gun stores near schools and parks under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to heavily regulate firearms sales following a federal court ruling that tossed out the city’s outright...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:45 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The Chicago City Council today voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year, a change that backers say will improve the city's environment but opponents contend will harm the local economy.
The ban, proposed by Ald. Proco “Joe”...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:32 PM
The effort to fill a vacant Dominick's on the city's South Side is not getting the attention that a local alderman thinks it deserves.
The corporate parent of the only Dominick's in Chicago that remains unfilled hopes to pick a retailer to fill the...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel reiterated Wednesday that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has assured him she won’t run against him next year, even as the mayor’s political team appears concerned about a potential Preckwinkle challenge....
| May 28, 2014
| 4:54 AM
The Chicago City Council meets today, the agenda topped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s introduction of a plan to regulate gun sales in the city by controlling where the stores can go and requiring videotaping of sales and strict record-keeping....
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
| May 18, 2014
A city is a machine for moving people and goods. It's also a habitat where human beings build their nests and neighborhoods. These traits often conflict, most famously in the 1950s when the uber-activist, Jane Jacobs, stopped the uber-planner, Robert...