| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Traveling around Chicago, like in other housing markets where it's pursuing projects, Gerding Edlen executives get asked a lot about its hometown of Portland, Ore., and whether the city's portrayal in the satirical TV comedy "Portlandia" is accurate....
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday from naming a new elite high school after President Barack Obama amid ongoing criticism from African-Americans who felt the honor inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Chicago teens would be subject to the city’s nighttime curfew laws until their 18th birthdays — a year longer than they currently are — in a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is all about keeping kids safe.
The mayor on Wednesday...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:53 PM
More than a year after Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools for under-enrollment, there has been little progress on finding new uses for most of the now-empty buildings.
Just three of the buildings have been opened for bidding to potential...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The future of Oprah's studio. The arrival of Google in the West Loop. And the potential to transform the old Main Post Office, a ruin so monumental it straddles an expressway.
Each turnaround could improve a neighborhood. Combined, they could remake a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, clearly agitated Friday by the line of questioning from two aldermen at a City Council committee meeting, sought to defend the department from criticism about how it tallies its crime statistics.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Aldermen and community activists gathered at City Hall Wednesday morning before the City Council meeting to voice support for efforts to maintain housing for very low-income residents.
A proposed ordinance introduced Wednesday by the city and aldermen...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:35 PM
A city panel gave the go-ahead today to earmarking $10 million in local public funds to help pay for turning a former window factory on Goose Island into a high tech manufacturing hub that Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes will help increase private investment...
| Jun 18, 2014
Jimmy Dremonas says people have told him that he's nuts.
It's nuts, here in the culinarily arid neighborhood of Madison Street and Western Avenue, to build a 55,000-square-foot supermarket that offers a fancy cheese bar, fresh produce so shiny it...
| Jun 11, 2014
The saga of Derrick Smith has been one long exercise in mixed messages. This one's unequivocal: guilty.
A federal jury took only four hours to convict the lame-duck state representative of bribery and attempted extortion for pocketing $7,000 in exchange...
| Jun 23, 2014
The city plans to allocate more than $42 million to improve parts of the West Loop included in its proposed Fulton Market Innovation District, a plan being pushed by the mayor as a way to encourage yet corral the neighborhood's explosive growth.