More Chicago Articles

  • The truth about violence in Chicago

    Judged as a whole, Chicago is doing a lot of things right. Judged by the plight of its least fortunate, that's not nearly enough.

  • Eric Holder's race card has become a Joker

    It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans.

  • Dollars for Obama library roll in from NY, Chicago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago, two cities that are competing vigorously to host the future library. Since launching in February, the Barack Obama Foundation has raised at least $850,000...

  • Chicago police to make misconduct files public

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police misconduct investigation files will be made available to the public, after city attorneys decided not to continue fighting litigation pursuing their release, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said Sunday. The city previously had a long-standing policy of treating...

  • Chicago taxpayers paying for millions in 'free' trash pickup

    Thousands of nonprofit groups and small apartment buildings have been getting free city garbage service for the past decade when they shouldn't have been, according to a new Chicago inspector general's report and reporting by the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Chicago forestry crews trimming more trees in 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is announcing plans to trim 15,000 more trees this year than in 2013. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Streets and Sanitation made the announcement this week. Emanuel says the proper maintenance of the city's estimated 580,000 parkway trees is a...

  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents.

  • Chicago moves World Cup party to Soldier Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will hold a World Cup viewing party in Soldier Field after previous U.S. games drew tens of thousands to the city's lakefront Grant Park. U.S. Soccer and the city plan a watch party on Tuesday afternoon at the stadium where the Chicago Bears play. Soccer fans can watch...

  • A thought piece on Dick Cheney from the philosopher Michael Bay

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a villain who will remind viewers of a certain vice president back in the news: Dick Cheney.

  • Pipe bursts at Chicago's Trump Tower stairwell

    CHICAGO (AP) — An official at Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago says a burst pipe caused water to cascade down a garage-area stairwell. Colm O'Callaghan says the pipe burst during the routine testing of a sprinkler system at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He says no vehicles were...

  • Chicago, AFSCME give details of contract agreement

    CHICAGO (AP) — The 3,400 Chicago municipal workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will receive 2 percent pay increases for each of its five years. Members of the union voted Tuesday to ratify the contract, which took two years to negotiate. The...

  • Book: Oprah Winfrey calls Michelle Obama 'tiresome,' prefers Hillary Clinton

    The lovey-dovey public relationship between Oprah Winfrey and the President and Michelle Obama is a mirage, according to a new book that says first lady badgers the TV giant for favors and makes the fellow Chicagoan feel “jumpy.”



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