Today's Chicago Headlines...
Dozens gather at Logan Square eatery for ‘Serial’ podcast finale
Breakfast smells and tension filled the air of an eatery in Logan Square Thursday morning as a few dozen die hards gathered to listen to the last installment of “Serial,” the viral podcast that gave millions a window into the mysterious 1999 murder and court case of a Baltimore teenager.
Emanuel denies Willie Wilson petition challenge is racist ploy
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday categorically denied that he’s trying to disenfranchise African-American voters by seeking to knock millionaire black businessman Willie Wilson off the ballot.
Brookfield Zoo welcomes another baby dolphin
The Brookfield Zoo is celebrating the birth of a bottlenose dolphin, the second dolphin birth at the west suburban zoo in just five days.
Garcia vows to hire the 1,000 police officers Emanuel promised
Mayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia vowed Thursday to deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s broken promise to hire 1,000 additional Chicago Police officers, arguing that runaway overtime is no substitute for additional manpower.
Emanuel vows to introduce his own privatization ordinance
Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Thursday to introduce his own ordinance spelling out how much time a City Council rushed into approving the hated parking meter deal would have to consider privatization deals and how the proceeds would be spent.
Emanuel off to Chile on family holiday — with no apologies
It’s a bit unusual for a Chicago mayor with plummeting poll numbers in the middle of a re-election campaign to go off on an exotic vacation to a place as far away as Chile.