Garcia to voters: My ‘priorities very different’ from Emanuel’s

By Matt Yurus Speaking before Karen Lewis and other city leaders at City Club of Chicago Tuesday, mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia reminded voters that his “priorities are very different from those of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.” Garcia argued that his plans for education, policing and financial reforms would bring steady improvements to Chicago. His tone […]

Seven deadly sins take center stage in Logan Square

By Elizabeth Elving On Tuesday, at the 8 p.m. close of regular business hours, the owners of Logan Square’s Cafe Mustache dimmed the lights and placed tea candles on each of the mismatched tables. Patrons shut their laptops and switched from coffee to beer. The music faded out, and the talk turned to sin. The […]

Homeless dead cost Cook County hundreds per burial

By Margaret Anderson Plywood boxes are stacked in a warehouse at Cook County Facilities Management waiting for a call from the medical examiner’s office, where they’ll be the last home for those who died on the street. Each time a homeless person is buried, the cost to Cook County is $474. There are over 6,000 […]