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  • Navy Pier's zany past

    Navy Pier's zany past
    As Chicago waits for the latest renovation plans for Navy Pier, it is safe to say that whatever is unveiled, it won't be any wackier than what the pier already has seen in its 95 years. Navy Pier has been an entertainment venue, a university, a naval...
  • Chicago aldermen remember Maggie Daley

    Chicago aldermen remember Maggie Daley
    The Chicago City Council today remembered Maggie Daley, the city's much-adored first lady for more than 20 years. Daughter Nora Daley Conroy at times smiled and laughed, and at others dabbed away tears, as aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel honored her late...
  • City Council loosens inspection rules for some food establishments

    City Council loosens inspection rules for some food establishments
    Sellers of packaged foods along with restaurants and grocery stores with good inspection records will now be allowed to do their own food inspections under a “risk-based” trial program the Chicago City Council approved today. The new self-...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown
    The Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders. Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...
  • City Council passes new ward map, 41-8

    City Council passes new ward map, 41-8
    Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council  approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries. The vote was...
  • City toughens ban on synthetic pot

    City toughens ban on synthetic pot
    JOLIET The Joliet City Council has unanimously approved new rules to stiffen the ban on synthetic marijuana. Police Chief Mike Trafton said that manufacturers are skirting a state law prohibiting the synthetic drug by altering the chemicals in the...
  • Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work

    All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
  • Disabled parking abuse crackdown approved

    Disabled parking abuse crackdown approved
    People who illegally use disability placards to park in free or convenient spaces could have their vehicles impounded and be required to pay up to $4,000 in fines and fees under a plan the Chicago City Council approved today. Under the measure, police...
  • See the web app on Chicago City Council salaries

    See the web app on Chicago City Council salaries
    There's a web app page to go along with Hal Dardick's story on Chicago City Council stories. You can view the web app HERE.
  • Beavers says feds indicted him on tax charges when he wouldn't wear wire

    Beavers says feds indicted him on tax charges when he wouldn't wear wire
    Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on charges he failed to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he used to pay off personal expenses. But the storied, tough-talking 77-year-old Democrat denied the...
  • Chicago's 'hall of shame'

    Chicago's 'hall of shame'
    The indictment Thursday of William Beavers adds a new name to a long list: Chicago politicians charged with crimes. Beavers, a Cook County commissioner, is accused of tax evasion and other offenses from January 2006 to about April 2011. For part of that...