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A casino-entertainment complex, a major convention hotel and a Barack Obama presidential library are being floated as possible anchors for a mixed-use development of the former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side. The scenarios were...
Tribune reporterThe state’s highest court today dealt city Inspector General Joseph Ferguson a setback in his legal battle to get unfettered access to city documents. In a ruling released this morning, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Ferguson&...
Tags: Laws, Lawyers, Illinois Supreme Court, Judges, Labor Legislation
Being a good politician is essential for winning a mayoral election. But the qualities that make a good politician are not necessarily those that make a good mayor. That's a paradox we all need to grapple with in deciding whom to support in next week'...
Tribune ReporterAn additional 131,000 Chicago residences will get recycling service in the next few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today. The expansion is part of Emanuel's plan to bring recycling to all households in the city by the end of this year. The mayor...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor
Tribune reporterIn one afternoon in April 2007, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers cashed three checks from one of three campaign funds – for a total of $6,000 – and went to the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond to gamble, prosecutors alleged today as his...
When Anthony Bourdain was in town last summer taping a Chicago-themed episode of his Travel Channel show “The Layover,” he asked various people, including me, to name the quintessential Chicagoan, and a consensus quickly emerged. The...
Chicago Tribune reportersEver since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
PITTSBURGH — No, you couldn't have gone ice fishing Wednesday in Pittsburgh. That season has come and gone. It's time for baseball, even if it didn't seem like it at PNC Park, along the banks of the Allegheny River. After a pitch shattered his...
Tags: Andrew McCutchen, Piracy, Fenway Park, Baseball, Wandy Rodriguez
The legislative and political season looms -- and so do the figures who hold sway in those arenas. Trib Nation talked with political reporter Rick Pearson about the cast of politicians assembled in Illinois' on-going political drama... Q: What makes...
Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
Unless Carlos Marmol gets involved, the Cubs still hope to close a deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field by Monday's home opener. Assuming the agreement can overcome a late-inning scare, planned improvements at the venerable 99-year-old...
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
Tags: Authors, Barack Obama, Politics, Twitter, Inc., Civil Rights
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