Newly-appointed Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld on Monday sloughed off a speeding alderman’s demand for more and better signage to alert motorists to slow down while approaching speed cameras installed around schools and parks.
Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation employees lay out cold patch to fill in some of the city's vast network of potholes. | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times
Potholes along Chicago’s 1,055 miles of arterial streets are getting triage treatment—even though cold patch lasts only a day or two in some cases.
Back in 1998 when he was working for President Bill Clinton, Rahm Emanuel had some choice words on how to deal with Charlton Heston, the National Rifle Association president at the time.
Less than a month after the Chicago Police Department closed the David Koschman case without charging then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez decided someone needed to come in to do an “independent investigation . . . to ensure we reach the truth in this case.”
I made a serious mistake in an earlier version of this column. It is a mistake that is mine and mine alone and for which I apologize to Dan Proft, political operative and WLS radio talk show host.
One of police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s rising stars is off to a controversial start in one of Chicago’s toughest districts after a run-in with a politician from the neighborhood. Harrison District Cmdr. Glenn Evans clashed with Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) on Thursday afternoon, and the alderman was ordered out of the station, according to an aide to the alderman.
A South Side alderman said Friday she is “not discouraged ”— even though her ward includes Chicago’s only shuttered Dominick’s not to find a replacement grocer.
Last year, opposition from Mayor Rahm Emanuel derailed a San Francisco-style environmental crackdown that would have prohibited Chicago retailers with more than 5,000 square feet of floor space from putting their merchandise in plastic bags. Now, the sponsor of that ordinance is making it even tougher—by including small retailers—and claiming he has the votes to approve the ban-the-bag ordinance, no matter what the mayor says.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama tapped one of his major 2012 fundraisers, Chicago attorney Andrew Schapiro, to be the next ambassasdor to the Czech Republic.
State Sen. Bill Brady (right) and his Senate colleague Kirk Dillard (left) sparred at the GOP gubernatorial debate Thursday night at Benedictine University in Lisle. Between them is Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford. The fourth GOP candidate, Bruce Rauner, did not participate in the debate. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media
State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady traded jabs Thursday night at a GOP primary debate that dredged up touchy feelings about dogs and cats and old TV commercials.
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