| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended accepting tens of thousands of dollars in political donations from hotel developers who need the approval of his administration for their projects.
Emanuel said he embraces the support he's received from the hotel...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Chicago's divorce with Redflex Traffic Systems is getting messy.
In his hurry to sever ties with the red-light camera operator amid a burgeoning bribery scandal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February set a six-month deadline for Redflex to leave town after a...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On January 4, Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times reported: Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) — powerful chairman of the City Council’s Rules Committee and father-in-law of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — has told associates he is preparing to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The indispensable blogger on all things parking in Chicago didn't like what he saw out of City Hall yesterday: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have done the impossible. He may have actually made Chicago’s reviled parking meter lease deal even......
| Apr 5, 2013
The Markham Roller Rink was past its prime.
The clout-heavy owner struggled to make money and failed to make needed repairs, records show. The rink's appraised market value sat at about half a million dollars — and that was before the real...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund, despite Emanuel's own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city business.
The donations linked to a company that uses...
| Apr 10, 2013
Jim Reynolds, who grew up in Englewood and is among this city's business elite, always has known that side of Chicago.
He also knows the jolt that comes when someone, especially someone who has grown up here, first has their eyes opened and the city's...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Chicago police sergeants on Monday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had called a blueprint for restoring financial soundness to the city’s woefully underfunded pension systems.
The sergeants union voted 876-134...
| Mar 13, 2013
If you're a parent, there are certain fears you can't put to words when you learn of children being killed.
Like those four teenagers in Will County, their car skidding off the road into a swollen creek, the parents calling and texting for hours without...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:11 PM
The state’s troubled finances are now hitting City Hall in a more visible way, as a major agency downgraded Chicago’s credit rating as the city prepares to refinance some debt.
A $181 million bond issue backed with the city’s share...