| Oct 13, 2013
Responding to an ongoing Tribune investigation into City Hall development efforts, several prominent ministers are vowing to press the city for more planning programs and initiatives on the proud but battered West Side.
"The city has a plan for every...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The news that 72 Dominick's supermarkets are going out of business in the Chicago area is, to some, purely a business story. But this one is about more than spreadsheets and accounting programs.
I grew up in the grocery business. I've seen the promise...
| Oct 10, 2013
Rewriting the Plan of Chicago is a good idea, but you missed me by about 13 months.
When thousands of “roving mischievous youths” are knocking people off their bicycles on the bike path, and then it’s reported to the taxpaying...
| Oct 6, 2013
Just as I was thinking about getting a great, thick, juicy burger — but one without any condiments that mock the sacred Christian sacrament of Holy Communion — a truly weird thing happened:
A fried chicken sandwich came to mind.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:11 PM
A West Side alderman Friday gave a youth football team the money donated to her political fund by a liquor store linked to a drug dealer.
The Tribune reported Sunday that six months after the store donated $1,950 to Ald. Deborah Graham's Democratic...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:31 AM
Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways.
The Illinois Department of Transportation...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Just as the city gets ready to start issuing tickets up to $100 for people caught by the first of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's automated speed cameras, his office announced Tuesday that controversial red light cameras will be removed from 18 intersections....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to propose increasing the city cigarette tax by 75 cents to help plug a budget gap and provide more free vision care for low-income Chicago Public Schools students, a City Hall source said Saturday.
The increase would leave...
| Oct 20, 2013
Hoping to create 40 jobs and spark economic activity on a downtrodden corner, city officials helped pastor John Abercrombie build a fast-food restaurant a decade ago in South Austin.
All that remains of those hopes today is a vacant cinder-block shell...
| Oct 2, 2013
Just as the city gets ready to start issuing tickets of up to $100 for drivers caught by the first of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's automated speed cameras, his office announced Tuesday that controversial red light cameras will be removed from 18 intersections....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:57 AM
Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday.
That's because most...