| May 9, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Julio Velgara shares with RedEye his observations about the growth of and crime in District 14, which includes Bucktown and Wicker Park, as his 34 years on the force come to an end....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The deal between Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, and city officials signed nearly a quarter of a century ago is curiously open-ended. The "Chicago Police Department, its officers and agents, shall, during such time as plaintiff Edward M. Burke continues to......
| Oct 9, 2011
| 4:35 AM
A dissenting view of Steve Jobs...
| Feb 20, 2011
Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor and aldermen Tuesday. Other than the mayoral front-runner being kicked off the ballot temporarily and another candidate accusing an opponent of smoking crack, it's been a rather calm campaign. In Chicago history,...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 1:20 AM
Chicago gave the nation its first African-American president, but the only wide-open mayoral election in recent memory may prove the acid test for how far the city has come in transcending its bitter legacy of racial politics.
A political land rush began...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach.
| Apr 29, 2011
| 4:50 PM
"… And as we enter this new season, it's time to leave behind old setbacks, disappointments and battles. Because in the campaign for a better Chicago, we're all allies. Our common opponents are crime and ignorance, waste and fraud, poverty and...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Fred Rice rose through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department and in 1983 became the first African-American appointed to permanently lead the force.
Mr. Rice, 84, died Monday, Jan. 10, at a ManorCare Health Services in Palos Heights after a nearly...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:35 PM
Funeral services will be held Friday for Fred Rice, Chicago's first African-American police superintendent.
Viewing will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., with...
| Sep 19, 2010
Richard M. Daley and his father, Richard J. Daley, have so dominated Chicago politics that it's hard to imagine life here without a Daley as mayor. But it's happened before, and it will happen again:
1 Eight of the last nine Chicago mayors were born in...
| Sep 19, 2010
Will Chicago once again become the city of tribes, racial and otherwise?
There's plenty of talk about it in the aftermath of the announcement that Mayor Richard Daley will abdicate the throne.
The concern is that the city will once again break along...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Boundlessly creative, a champion of new ideas and a tireless advocate for the arts, Lois Weisberg will end her long tenure as one of the most influential women to ever serve in local government when she leaves her position as the city's commissioner of...