| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Stymied in its efforts to stop the city from closing scores of schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday said it will turn its attention to a voter registration campaign and efforts to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials.
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:51 AM
More than a year after Chicago aldermen thought they had settled the contentious issue of redrawing the city's 50 ward boundaries, the new map they approved is facing a challenge in federal court.
The remap is unconstitutional because it was designed to...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Former Chicago Bear Steve McMichael said today that he intends to run for mayor of southwest suburban Romeoville.
He announced his mayoral plans this morning on 1340 WJOL, a Will County talk radio station, and later confirmed his political intentions...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Nov 18, 2012
The death of Chicago's first black mayor was marked by tears of sorrow, words of praise — and down-and-dirty politicking.
A few days after Harold Washington had a fatal heart attack in his City Hall office, 25 years ago Nov. 25, a Tribune reporter...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to. This memorable sentiment, penned in April 2000, by former Reagan administration speechwriter Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal column, has long served as the inspiration for my...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The decision to raise property tax rates by 30 percent to pay for roads repairs will be in voters’ hands in March when a roads …...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:34 AM
From the first female mayor to be elected in one north suburban town to a middle school principal who resigned amid a texting scandal, 2011 …...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:34 AM
Here's at some of the top newsmakers in the Downers Grove area in 2011: (Photos: Newsmakers of 2011) Leonidas Army Sgt. Tim and Kaydee Johannsen …...