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The race to be Cook County’s top prosecutor gets under way with questions about fairness and incarceration.
Chicago elected officials who sat down with the governor say sweet talk only goes so far.
The governor conceals key parts of his meeting schedule.
In Reagan: The Life, H.W. Brands argues that the 40th president gave the country a lift—but to what end?
Convicted drug dealer Jason Austin, held accountable for killing a cop and social worker, appeals his sentence.
What if aldermen organized themselves based on the way the council actually works?
In his inauguration speech, Rahm calls for helping underprivileged children—and avoids discussing the city’s financial woes.
Gillian O’Brien’s new book Blood Runs Green examines the political ramifications of the 1889 murder of an Irish doctor in Chicago.
As the politics of pot shift, questions of justice remain.
Chicago Parking Meters LLC collected $131 million in revenues from city drivers in 2014.
State’s attorney Anita Alvarez says her office will try to send people caught with small amounts of cannabis and hard drugs into treatment instead of jail.
A conversation with Michael McCarthy, author of Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America.
Rookie aldermen are vowing to shake up the City Council—but haven’t we heard this story before?