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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,...
Tribune reportersWhen Chicago aldermen floated a proposal in 1987 to boost their city pensions dramatically, Mayor Harold Washington's administration dismissed it as an arrogant ploy that lacked even a cursory cost analysis. Three years later, the proposal still didn't...
Tribune staff reporterIn many ways, Asian-Americans have done remarkably well in achieving the American dream of going to college, working at a good job and earning a nice living. Take Tuyet Le, who came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was 3 years...
This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine. At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 10:45 a.m.; updated at 12:37 p.m. Ald. Bernard Stone, 50th, today announced he will seek an 11th term, saying "it will be no time for amateurs" in the City Council when a new mayor takes......
Change of SubjectBelow is an excerpt from Party loyalty? Matter of convenience for Berrios -- Lectures about crossing party line full of hypocrisy by Don Rose: Lectures about party loyalty are especially hypocritical coming from a guy like Berrios who twice jumped......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at noon Chicago faces future annual budget shortfalls of more than $1 billion, but it has options that could cut $250 million in yearly costs, the city's top internal watchdog concludes today in a report thatâ€™s......
Clout StUPDATED at 9:43 p.m. Posted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 7:10 p.m.; check back for updates on results. City Council incumbents in several wards were beating back challenges tonight but at least two longtime aldermen appeared headed for......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at 5:25 p.m. Fighting for his political life, Far North Side Ald. Bernard Stone’s campaign funneled nearly $14,000 to a political committee that attacked his primary challenger while leaving no direct trail to the City Council....
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 7:42 p.m. Candidates in Chicago’s 14 aldermanic run-off contests have reported raising $1.6 million in big-dollar contributions since the February election, including more than $200,000 from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s...
Change of SubjectThen -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
Clout StPosted by Kristen Mack at 5:25 p.m. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today said his support of a slew of incumbents in Tuesday's aldermanic runoff election doesn't mean he backs business as usual. Of the 10 incumbents, Emanuel is supporting eight of......
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