| Sep 15, 2013
The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., recently installed a stop-sign enforcement camera at an intersection near a school. The installation, billed as a test, is to be the first of 31 more such cameras districtwide.
That's right, a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
HalD reports: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:22 AM
Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback.
While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:19 PM
After two days of deliberations, a federal jury on Wednesday found Eugene Mullins, a friend and onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, guilty of seven of eight counts at his corruption trial.
Mullins was acquitted of one...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
After a day and a half of deliberations and one handwritten note to the judge, a federal jury was unable to reach a verdict Tuesday in the wire fraud and bribery trial of a friend and onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The controversy over Metra's approval of a $740,000 severance package for its ousted CEO has cast a harsh spotlight on the commuter rail agency's little-known board of directors.
It's also revived a decades-old question of why Chicago's transportation...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:48 PM
The two brothers should have been choosing the colleges they would attend, but instead they were behind bars, unsure whether they would graduate from high school at all.
After getting arrested three years ago for breaking into businesses in the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The Glenview Village Board's approval this month of a resolution opposing an electronic billboard in nearby unincorporated Cook County is intended to send a strong message to county officials that the edifice is not welcomed by the village.
| Aug 15, 2013
Metra board member Stanley Rakestraw has been asked to resign, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office said late Wednesday, following inquiries by the Tribune about Rakestraw's eligibility and residency.
State law requires that...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Eugene Mullins was a veteran Chicago police officer from a working-class family who'd grown up "sticking up for the little guy" when in 2006 his career took a dramatic turn.
His childhood friend Todd Stroger had just been elected Cook County Board...