Tom Dart

Mon, 02/20/2012
The sounds of chaos bounce off the dim yellow walls. Everywhere there are prisoners wearing orange, red and khaki jumpsuits. An officer barks out orders as a thin woman tries to sleep on a hard bench in a holding cell. This is a harsh scene of daily life inside what has become the state’s largest de facto mental institution: the Cook County Jail....
Thu, 07/28/2011
The City Council on Thursday approved a bid backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to overhaul concessions at O’Hare International Airport, but not before some aldermen questioned the transparency of the selection process. In a 45-3 vote, aldermen awarded a 20-year contract to Westfield Concessions Management LLC to oversee concessions at O’Hare Aiport’s...
Sun, 05/01/2011
Tom Dart made Rahm Emanuel’s campaign easier by not running for mayor. Now the Cook County sheriff might have simplified his governing by giving him a road map—and an amateur video— to solve a 42-year-old city mess. The untidiness is the anti-patronage Shakman case, the suit filed against the City of Chicago and other local government bodies in...