| Jan 30, 2012
Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president.
Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:36 PM
For years, Cook County highway workers have been dumping roadway and sewer waste at a pair of work yards, creating large mounds that potentially could be contaminating the environment, according to a watchdog report released today.
The pollutants include...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today heralded the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the core of President Barack Obama’s national health care overhaul as a positive “historic” development, even as he conceded that he warned Obama about the...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Elected officials in Chicago and Illinois are reacting to the Supreme Court’s history-making decision to uphold the heart of the president’s affordable healthcare law.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the healthcare decision “historic”...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has named her choice to become the new Cook County medical examiner.
In an item just added to the Cook County Board's agenda for today's meeting, Preckwinkle proposes that Dr. Stephen J. Cina replace Dr. Nancy...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has appointed a new county medical examiner.
Dr. Stephen Cina is currently the Associate Medical Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the University of Miami`s tissue bank.
If approved by the Board of...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Last week, Georgia Bell promised her 16-year-old grandson that she would visit him in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday.
But just as the 62-year-old Gresham woman was preparing to leave her home, where Terry Bell Jr. had lived since...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Saying she was "disturbed and discouraged and disappointed," Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle promised to "overhaul" the medical examiner's office -- and fire some workers -- because of crowded conditions in the morgue.
"I've been as...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:52 AM
With Metra's biggest-ever fare hikes taking effect today, some riders may be wondering, "What about that old 10-ride ticket I have in my wallet?"
Answer: Ten-ride tickets purchased before Nov. 12, 2011, are good for one year from the date of sale stamped...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:31 PM
On January 18, Chicago didn’t have a single murder or shooting. That was so unusual -- first time it had happened in nearly a year -- that the Police Department put out a statement letting everyone know what a great day it was.
The rest of...
| Feb 6, 2012
Public safety has been top of mind for Trib Nation this year as we wrestle with the implications of violence, civic disruption and fairness.
Reader interest drives Chicago Forward: Is Our City Safe? at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Chase Auditorium, 10 S....
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The group that runs local Catholic cemeteries is offering as many as 300 graves for bodies held at the Cook County medical examiner’s office, officials said today.
The offer by the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to donate...