Emanuel Loses Bid To Void Daley Administration's Park Grill DealThe city sued the owners of the Park Grill in December 2011, arguing their 30-year concession agreement was invalid, because the city owns most of the land, and the Chicago Park District did not get City Council authorization for the contract.
Private Helipad Opens On Near West SideA group of private investors has opened a commercial helicopter facility near the Illinois Medical District, offering air service to the edge of downtown for the first time in more than 12 years.
Architecture Group Honors Former Mayor DaleyAway from the microphone, it was vintage Daley -- laughing heartily and often shaking hands, posing for photos and moving with ease through the room.
Gary Survey Finds 6,300 Vacant Homes; 550 Vacant BusinessesThe city of Gary has completed a long project to survey the state of housing and other buildings, and found many are in very bad shape.
Daley Cancels Planned Speech Over "Health Concerns"Former Mayor Richard M. Daley has canceled plans for a speech at a small college in Michigan, after citing unspecified "health concerns."
Study: City Council A Bigger Rubber Stamp For Emanuel Than For The DaleysThe City Council has bristled under criticisms that it is little more than a rubber stamp for Chicago’s mayors, but a new study has revealed that label is more accurate now than ever.
Former Mayor Jane Byrne DiesFormer Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.
Derrick Rose To Donate $1 Million To After School MattersAfter School Matters has served 200,000 teens in the last two-plus decades.
Balcer Denies Stepping Down To Clear Path For Daley Nephew: "I Was Not Forced Out"Ald. James Balcer (11th) on Tuesday vehemently denied he was being forced out of his seat on the City Council to make way for a third generation of the Daley family, blaming an ongoing struggle with vertigo and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Daley Excused From Testifying In Park Grill LawsuitFormer Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in open court in connection to the Emanuel administration’s effort to break a long-term deal with the operators of the restaurant at Millennium Park.
Judge Wants Proof Of Daley's Medical Hardship To Avoid Park Grill TestimonyCook County Judge Moshe Jacobius said Daley will have to provide more information showing he’s too ill to testify. His lawyers have said he’s not well enough after the stroke-like episode he suffered in January.
Daley Seeks To Avoid Park Grill Testimony Due To "Medical Hardship"Citing an unspecificed “medical hardship,” lawyers for former Mayor Richard M. Daley have asked a Cook County judge to excuse him from testifying at a trial where the Emanuel administration is seeking to break a long-term lease for the Park Grill restaurant at Millennium Park, signed under Daley.