Natasha Korecki is joined by Kate Grossman, Mark Brown and Tim Novak to discuss Mayor Daley not having to testify in the Park Grill case and recent efforts in the city's homeless "outreach."
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Richard Branson is taking a bath. Or was, 23 minutes ago. I know this as a fact because he tweeted a photo of himself, in the tub, discreetly shielded by bubbles, thank God. “Right now I’m delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath,” he wrote. Oh wait, “had” — the bath might be over by now. In fact, by the time you read this, the bath is certainly over. Let’s start again. Richard Branson took a bath.
Amer Ahmad, 39, fled to Pakistan after pleading guilty last year to public corruption charges in Ohio. He has admitted in Pakistani court that he forged documents to flea to his parents’ homeland. He remains jailed in the city of Lahore. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Federal prosecutors are seeking to extradite Amer Ahmad, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former City Hall comptroller, from Pakistan, where Ahmad fled — using a fake passport — after pleading guilty last year to public corruption charges in Ohio.
The massive compound that is the Cook County Jail bears down on the Little Village neighborhood of South Sacramento Avenue between 26th and 31st streets. A towering concrete slab walls off the inmates’ exercise yard from the neighborhood, though from the right angle residents can see basketball hoops in the yard. From a certain vantage point, inmates can see the residents, too. To live here means the sights and sounds of the jail, a 96-acre facility, are not at all bothersome.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he signed off on a $6.8 billion school budget with an accounting gimmick right out of his predecessor’s playbook to keep cuts out of the classroom.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he’s “angry” about the unexplained spike that generated at least 9,000 questionable red-light camera tickets at a dozen Chicago intersections and said the system "has to be 100 percent right” to be trusted.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday condemned the senseless act of violence that deprived an innocent, 11-year-old girl of her chance to grow up and realize her dreams.
Concept Schools, which lost out on a new school site in Chatham after the charter network was raided by the FBI, has found another location and is proceeding with a fall 2014 opening for two more Horizon Science Academy schools, according to Chicago Public Schools.
Chris Christie hits Chicago on Friday for four events -- including to stump with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.
When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives in Chicago on Friday to campaign on Bruce Rauner's behalf, he'll have a band of protesters greeting him.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presides over a Cook County Board Meeting in May. File Photo. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media
Turning a popular political saying on its side, a majority of Cook County commissioners on Wednesday were against it before they were for it.
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