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Top officials in Mayor Richard M. Daley's administration were warned six years ago about preferential treatment in Chicago's red-light camera contract, a deal now embroiled in a federal corruption investigation of an alleged $2 million bribery scheme at...
Tired of the status quo, hundreds of residents across the region rose up this winter to challenge those running their towns — not suspecting the system was stacked against them. They knocked on doors. They persuaded neighbors to sign petitions....
Tribune reportersHours before the Chicago Teachers Union was set to lead a protest in the Loop, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said the time for negotiations is over and he's moving forward on a plan to close 54 schools. The plan unveiled last week to shut down 53 elementary...
You're probably all dead — me too — swallowed by the Mayan apocalypse that many of us (foolishly) thought was utter nonsense, once. Which means you're not even reading this. But still ... I probably shouldn't have spent my last day writing...
The Praetorian Guard of Chicago won't be part of the formal hearing Friday in what's now called the Vanecko case. But understanding what happened in the political heater case of the year won't be complete without Praetorian input. Many of you know...
Clout StreetCity Hall has enough money to give Chicago police officers 12 percent raises over two years and still hire more cops to bolster the size of the force, the head of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police said Thursday in defending the union’s...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration dumped the city's longtime red-light camera vendor Friday following a Tribune report about new allegations that the company gave lavish sporting trips to a former city official and then lied about it to City Hall. The...
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Robert KoehlerA child is murdered and we thrash about once more in the spectacle of tragedy. "With outrage over Hadiya Pendleton's slaying spreading from City Hall to the White House," the Chicago Tribune reported last week, "the 15-year-old became a symbol...
The Rahmfather probably won't be riding a Stingray bike with a banana seat, pulling back on his chrome ape hangers, popping wheelies down Dearborn Street on Friday with Cubs baseball cards in his spokes as all the little bike people of Chicago scream...
Shawn Dyson closed his barbershop and let his 10-year-old daughter skip school Tuesday, hoping they could become part of Baltimore sports history. "When you have moments like this in your life, you've got to experience them," said Dyson, who's 49. "This...
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Clout StreetCity Hall is pressing the Chicago Cubs and the owners of nearby rooftop clubs to reach agreement on a sign deal by week’s end, Ald. Thomas Tunney said today. Such a deal between the Cubs and rooftop owners could be a key component in a proposed...
As community members marched in memory of Hadiya Pendleton Friday, officials announced the reward for information in the slaying of the King College Prep sophomore has been increased to $40,000. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and other...
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