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Mayor Emanuel's Love for JRW's Team, Not Neighborhoods

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.27.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

During their run, commentators across the country noted that the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, which is composed entirely of African-American players, hails from the city's South and Southwest Sides. Many of these neighborhoods have not received the same love from Emanuel that he has heaped on the young players.

Former Chicago Mayor Hospitalized

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was hospitalized in an intensive care unit Saturday after feeling ill the night before while re...

Unholy Alliance Seeks to Dismantle Illinois Torture Commission

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

In 2009, in the wake of the indictment of notorious Chicago police torture ringleader Jon Burge, the Illinois Legislature passed the Illinois Torture ...

Washington Post Gives Nation a Look at Illinois' 'Family Feud'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

I would imagine all of this Democratic in-fighting comes as a big surprise to most Washington Post readers, who know Illinois mainly as a state so blue that presidential candidates don't bother campaigning here.

Did Political Clout Subvert Justice in Wrongful Conviction Case?

David Protess | Posted 10.19.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

After spending most of his 59 years behind bars for a crime he almost certainly did not commit, Stanley Wrice could finally taste freedom. Everything was going his way -- or so it seemed.

Does the Whole World Think Illinois Is Crazy?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.13.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinoisans have learned to weather a certain amount of scorn from the national media about our government's dysfunction. This week, though, the criticism goes international.

Daley Subpoenaed in Police Torture Scandal -- Will He Finally Testify?

David Protess | Posted 09.15.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Forcing the powers-that-be to tell is the truth is an effective way to further blot the stain of the Burge era. That won't happen if Daley continues to play dodgeball. But, from what it appears at this point, that game is nearly over.

Wrongful Conviction Hearing a Revelation

David Protess | Posted 07.20.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Truth be told, slurs are common around the water cooler, reflecting a dehumanizing view of criminal defendants that comes from years of locking them up, one person of color at a time.

Ed Burke and Forrest Gump's Surprising Connection

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Ed Burke is like Forest Gump in that he has been witness to, and part of shaping, many of the city's key events since the late '60s.

Daley Donating $540,000 In Campaign Funds To Charity

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

Richard M. Daley plans to donate more than $500,000 worth of leftover campaign funds to charity, a spokeswoman for the former Chicago mayor said Tuesd...

The Ever-Changing CHA Plan for Transformation

Barbara Popovic | Posted 11.29.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

On CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom this week, we took a look at the CHA's Plan for Transformation. It was supposed to be a five year plan, proposed 14 years ago, and now it's essentially a 15-year plan with no prospects of being completed soon.

Daley Says Rahm's Longer School Day Plan No Good

Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

While former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has thrown some veiled criticism at successor Rahm Emanuel in the past, the man who led the city for 22 ye...

Daley To Answer Questions During Police Torture Trial

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has agreed to answer questions under oath about allegations that he was part of a conspiracy to cover...

Former Mayor Daley Joins Coca-Cola's Board Of Directors

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

In an unexpected new career move, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced Thursday that he had been appointed to the board of directors of Coc...

Mrs. Maggie Daley

Hermene Hartman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Some people teach us how to live, some people teach us how to rise to the occasion, and some people teach us how to die. She taught it all. She was a cultural force in this city.

Daley Daughter Moves Up Wedding Day Due To Maggie's Health

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

The 27-year-old daughter of former Mayor Richard Daley will marry her fiance in a ceremony rescheduled for this week, rather than a previously planned...

Mayor Daley At Harvard? Former Chicago Mayor Gets 'Visiting Fellowship'

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

He may not be the most eloquent man in the world, but he does have decades of experience leading the country's third largest city. Apparently, that ca...

Recent Chicago History To Appear In Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss'

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Kelsey Grammer makes it clear from the start: He's not playing Mayor Richard M. Daley in the new dramatic series "Boss" that debuts Fr...

Did Mayor Daley Favor Wife Maggie's Non-Profit? Audit Suggests So

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

A review of tax increment financing (TIF) public benefits clauses and charitable donations released Tuesday by Inspector General Joe Ferguson alleges ...

Daley Biography To Be Published in 2013, Without Ex-Mayor Input

Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

The first major biography of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will be titled "First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley" and is slated to hit ...

WATCH: Daley Weighs In On Rahm's Performance So Far

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley had little to say about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's performance in Chicago, but doled out veiled criticism by highlighting prob...

WATCH: Attorneys Fight To Get Daley On The Stand In Police Torture Trial

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Although attorneys for former Mayor Richard M. Daley said he will not testify this week in a police torture trial, attorneys for the alleged victim ar...

West Humboldt Park Library Named After Ex-Mayor Daley

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley made a rare public appearance on Thursday, showing up at a West Humboldt Park library which was named in his hon...

Shooting Ranges Get Chicago City Council's OK

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

In a move effectively striking down a previous ban on gun ranges within city limits, Chicago's City Council voted hurriedly and unanimously Wednesday ...

Rahm Avoids Layoffs, For Now, Pending Union Concessions

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw down the gauntlet to the city's labor unions when he offered up an ultimatum: Accept his work-rule chan...