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Same song, second verse. Here are some highlights of 2012, culled from the pages of Coastline Pilot in the second half of the year. Refresh your memories. July. 6: Principal Planner Carolyn Martin was named project manager for the proposed overhaul of...
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...
Tags: Politics, Lawyers, Accounting and Auditing, Laws, Rahm Emanuel
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...
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...
Embattled red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. fired its executive vice president Wednesday and accused him of misconduct involving the company's scandal-plagued Chicago contract. Reeling from the crippling loss of that contract and the...
Tags: Corporate Crime, Laws, Rahm Emanuel, Trials, Justice System
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...
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...
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...
City council members voiced concerns about the amount of municipal subsidies involved in a developer's plan to redevelop the Highland Park Theater, but chose to honor a six-month contract that expires in late February in order to hear a more detailed...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Music, Condos
When Highland Park City Council members agreed in late 2008 to spend $2.1 million buying a financially troubled downtown theater, they didn't know it was riddled with safety hazards and other problems that would cost another $2.6 million to fix. A...
Tribune reportersAfter trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs. Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...
Jan 10, 2013 |Story| Coastline Pilot
Feb 9, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 14, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Feb 7, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 22, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 7, 2013 |Column| Tribune Media Services
Feb 5, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 5, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jan 15, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jan 22, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 14, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 13, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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