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Chicago Tribune poll: Vast majority of Chicago voters back $13 minimum wage

More than 4 out of 5 voters back Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to significantly increase Chicago's minimum wage in the coming years, even as it remains unclear whether the plan will ever be called for a City Council vote.

Um...Based on What Exactly?

Another biased media poll : A new poll reveals that Illinois' new concealed carry law, introduced in January, makes a majority of Chicagoans feel unsafe.According to the Chicago Tribune, 55 percent of poll-takers said they felt "less safe" with the law permitting licensed gun owners to bear hidden weapons in public. Show More Summary

In Every Moment: Scott Strazzante's "Shooting From the Hip" at Gage Gallery

     'Shooting from the Hip,' on view now at Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery, is an exhibition of photos by Scott Strazzante, the award-winning Chicago Tribune photojournalist. The complexity of each photograph, and the show as a whole, is all-encompassing. [ more › ]

Speed Camera Boss In The US Indicted Over Bribery Charges

The scandal involving Australian red light and speed camera provider Redflex has taken a turn this week, with the company’s ex-Chief Executive in the US now facing conspiracy charges. News of the scandal broke in the Chicago TribuneShow More Summary

Chicago Tribune to Obama: Executive Amnesty Will Do More Harm Than Good

The Chicago Tribune has warned President Barack Obama that enacting massive executive amnesty would be a "stunt" that could do more harm than good. "The real question isn't whether he can, but whether he should," said a Friday Tribune editorial. Show More Summary

Jewel-Osco Data Breach: Customers Credit, Debit Card Information Compromised

Officials at Jewel-Osco are warning customer of a data breach that may have given computer hackers access to credit and debit card information. According to the Chicago Tribune, Jewel-Osco’s parent company, AB Acquisition made the announcement Friday morning. The company not only operates Jewel-Osco, but also Albertsons stores under Albertson’s LLC and ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco,

USA Basketball cancels Senegal trip amid Ebola fears

A planned visit to the Senegalese capital of Dakar is no longer in the cards for Team USA, reports the Chicago Tribune. USA Basketball had planned an August 27 arrival in Senegal, where the team was to conduct basketball clinics and tour the capital ahead of its World Cup opener in Spain three days later. Show More Summary

Are Illinois Teachers Really Qualified in Their Subjects?

The Chicago Tribune recently revealed many Illinois teachers are not credentialed in the subjects they are teaching. Is this because of a shortage of qualified teachers, or are qualified teachers being left on the sidelines as schools...Show More Summary

All the Economy's Fault

Remember, the Sun Times isn't carrying water for Rahm : Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday blamed the economic squeeze on the middle class for his 35 percent showing in a Chicago Tribune poll that also shows him trailing Chicago Teachers...Show More Summary

All Daley's Fault

Remember, the Tribune isn't carry water for Rahm (paywall warning): Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago...Show More Summary

Subsidies for Big Business: Why Are We Doing This Again?

One area where a lot of us populist progressives agree with at least the rhetoric of the Tea Party is the issue of subsidies to big business. Case in point: the Export-Import Bank. A recent Chicago Tribune piece touched on this topic. Show More Summary

The Critics: Eater's Bill Addison on Eating Three Meals a Night

Eater's very own traveling critic and restaurant editor Bill Addison opens up to the Chicago Tribune about just what goes into his job. He reveals that he is "often dining in more than restaurant per night" which could easily...

Dwelling: Old Tribune Photos Look Back at the Nascent City of Yore

The Chicago Tribune recently created an Instagram account dedicated to old black-and-white photos dredged up from its archives. The collection offers a peek into decades, fashions, superstars, and architecture gone by: Richard Nixon outside the newspaper's headquarters, the breath-taking...

Emanuel blames economy for low poll numbers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’s struggles with street violence.

Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition

Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll.

WGN Morning EP Promoted to Assistant News Director

Sandy Pudar has been promoted to assistant news director of Tribune’s Chicago CW affiliate WGN. “For more than five years as Executive Producer, she’s maintained our #1 status in the highly competitive morning news time slot and actually...Show More Summary

John Kearney, Sculptor Of Uptown Gorillas Passes Away

By Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune There is wonder in the work of sculptor John Kearney, and that wonder — in the form of large-scale metal sculptures that dot the Chicago area — gives joy to any who pass by the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scare...Show More Summary

Jimmy Clausen may be moving closer to Bears backup job

Jimmy Clausen went from one of the highest-profile college gigs to witness protection in Carolina. But not only is he back on an NFL roster, he may be about to win the Bears backup job. Via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, Bears coach Marc Trestman said Clausen would follow starter Jay Cutler Thursday, leapfrogging…

Lawsuits: Aunt Jemima Heirs Sue Quaker Oats for $2 Billion

The heirs to the "Aunt Jemima" fortune have filed a $2 billion lawsuit against Quaker Oats and its parent company, PepsiCo, as well as Pinnacle Foods, and Hillshire brands. According to the Chicago Tribune, the family of Anna Short....

Mexican Dining Week, Day 1: Shaman in West Town

It's Mexican dining week at the Chicago Tribune, in which we venture beyond the obvious standbys to sample four newish, interesting, off-the-beaten path Mexican restaurants. We kick off with Shaman in West Town, owned by the same group that runs Lakeview's underground (literally) hit Chilam...

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