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Aldermen, have your heads stopped spinning over all the details in that McCormick Place/Navy Pier megadeal announced Thursday? If so, we have some questions for you. No, not about that megadeal. About the last megadeal. The one on revising the parking...
State officials have temporarily halted funding to the United Neighborhood Organization, contending the large charter school operator violated terms of a $98 million grant by hiring contractors who are related to one of the group's top executives. The...
Tribune reportersAfter trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
Clout StreetA group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
Clout StreetAfter weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council today unanimously voted to approve a deal for the city to buy electricity in bulk on behalf of residents and small businesses. The 50-0 vote gives Mayor Rahm Emanuel permission to ink the deal with Integrys Energy Services as...
Tribune reporterThe City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow a conglomerate to build nearly three dozen digital billboards along city expressways in exchange for a lease of at least 20 years. The deal with Interstate-JCDecaux passed 43-6. It had...
Tribune staff reporterAs America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble. Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
Clout StreetEmboldened by the political strength it gained through this year’s City Council remap, Latino aldermen and their allies said Monday that they are taking steps to form two non-profit organizations that will push their issues and dole out...
For RedEyeEven before he knew what his mural would look like, Belgian street artist ROA knew he wanted that wall. The wall--on 16th Street near Laflin Street, close to the busy intersection of 16th Street and Ashland in Pilsen--isn't the first wall most artists...
KIAHPretty soon people in Chicago will be able to smoke marijuana without getting arrested. That’s because Chicago has a pot problem, but not the way you might think. 'Everybody knew the jig was up. The only people that were paying for it were the...
Tribune reportersFormer Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano have been charged with bribery, federal officials said today. Moreno, who was first elected to the County Board in 1994 but lost re-election in 2010, was charged...
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