| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse Jackson...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:06 PM
The Chicago City Council doesn't always act with wisdom and frugality, but it did so today in voting to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Treating it as a crime wastes money, diverts police from truly scary activity and brands many...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Twenty-one Chicago food truck stands are scheduled to begin operation by the end of next week, city officials told the Tribune and the Stew.
Located in Lincoln Park, the Loop, Streeterville, Lakeview, West Town and Wicker Park the stands will allow up to...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The Chicago City Council today easily approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.5 billion budget for next year.As aldermen met, the only debate was over the mayor’s expected margin of victory.
Last year, the City Council voted 50-0 to approve Emanuel's...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The Chicago City Council today unanimously voted to approve a deal for the city to buy electricity in bulk on behalf of residents and small businesses.
The 50-0 vote gives Mayor Rahm Emanuel permission to ink the deal with Integrys Energy Services as...
| Dec 30, 2012
Photographer Steve Starr passed away Nov. 12, the day before his "Face of the News" exhibit celebrating the 45th anniversary of his studio, was scheduled to open. One month later, his friends carried out his vision.
More than 300 people attended a...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:10 PM
The Chicago City Council today approved a measure to expand food truck offerings following weeks of controversy about various provisions in the new rules.
Aldermen voted 45-1 to approve the ordinance, with Ald. John Arena, 45th, the sole "no" vote....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago City Council committee today recommended approval of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial expansion of public-private partnerships on major construction projects, setting the stage for a Wednesday vote by all 50 aldermen.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today.
The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera plan in an effort to build...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:03 AM
The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley.
On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...