| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Monday acknowledged the controversy surrounding the district’s move to outsource school cleaning but said contracted custodians will be held accountable for clean buildings.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy stressed the need for officers to “treat people fairly” in a speech Wednesday to leaders of the business and civic community.
The city’s top cop said that the department has won national...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
With 24 locations in the Chicago area and 10 more set to open by the end of 2015, Mariano’s is considering an expansion outside the Chicago market, CEO Bob Mariano said Monday.
"Other markets are on the horizon, yes," Mariano said in a speech at...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will talk to the City Club of Chicago today about the county's budget, but she's sure to get asked about her political plans as she continues to leave the door open for a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Metra is hiring a new chief audit officer who will serve as an extra watchdog over the scandal-plagued agency as well as over its top leadership and board, Metra’s top executive said today.
The action was one of several reforms outlined by...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
One by one, the faces of 13 Chicago youths slain in gun violence this year beamed from a projection screen to the group of civic leaders gathered at a downtown luncheon to hear U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon speak.
The teens’ lives ended in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Greek yogurt has elbowed its way onto dairy shelves. Greek mythology is now, more than just a school subject, a standard part of children's fantasy fiction reading and movie-going.
So why not heighten the stakes with a “blockbuster” museum...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis made clear Monday that the union is not likely to agree to an extension of a three-year contract signed after a seven-day strike in September 2012, opening the door to a confrontation over a new contract during...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
DuPage County Board chairman Dan Cronin told a business lunch crowd in Chicago on Tuesday that the CTA’s labor and employee pension costs are creating a huge drag on the entire region’s public transit system, although he offered no specific...
| May 4, 2014
Next Monday, May 12, more than 10,000 Chicagoans who care about the city will sit down for a meal at various locations to talk about Chicago's future.
Some will be friends or acquaintances. Others will be strangers randomly assigned by organizers....