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Chicago police double down on diversity effort
Nov. 2, 2015
Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy admits Chicago has struggled with hiring a diverse police force.
Rauner, Emanuel and one dead fish
Oct. 30, 2015
The public battle between two of Illinois’ most powerful politicians culminated Friday with the use of a familiar political weapon: A dead fish.
CTA avoids fare hikes for another year
Oct. 23, 2015
The Chicago Transit Authority has managed to avoid fare hikes and service cuts for another year, but it still needs Illinois' deadlocked state government to chip in 20% of the CTA’s nearly $1.5 billion budget.
New City Council to take oath of office
May. 17, 2015
Thirteen new aldermen will be sworn in Monday, landing squarely in the thick of the city’s financial problems.
The Road to Election Day
Apr. 7, 2015
On Tuesday, Chicagoans will vote in an historic runoff election: Will Mayor Rahm Emanuel hold his office, or will the city’s first Latino contender pull off the upset?
Emanuel, Garcia battle in heated first debate
Mar. 17, 2015
The two mayoral candidates hit each other hard: Garcia says Emanuel’s too focused on the wealthy. Emanuel says Garcia’s plans aren’t specific enough.
Legacy aldermanic candidates defend 'The Chicago Way'
Feb. 21, 2015
Eight candidates running are either related to or were married to a former alderman or mayor.
Durbin leaving D.C. roommates behind
Dec. 18, 2014
It's the end of an era: Sen. Dick Durbin is moving out of the row house he shared with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. George Miller.
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