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  • North Side cemetery could become nature preserve

    North Side cemetery could become nature preserve
    The Chicago City Council today moved a step closer to turning part of historic Rosehill Cemetery into a public nature preserve. The council's Housing Committee approved paying $7.7 million to buy about 21 acres at the northwest corner of the North Side...
  • Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling

    Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling
    Bicyclists soon will face the same restrictions against texting while riding in Chicago as motorists do while behind the wheel. The City Council today passed an ordinance prohibiting bicyclists from texting while moving. They also cannot make cell...
  • City stickers, sick days also on Chicago City Council agenda

    City stickers, sick days also on Chicago City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday. Here's a roundup: *Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
  • Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc

     Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc
    In many ways, Asian-Americans have done remarkably well in achieving the American dream of going to college, working at a good job and earning a nice living.    Take Tuyet Le, who came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was 3 years...
  • Watered-down vacant house measure passes City Council panel

    Watered-down vacant house measure passes City Council panel
    Over the objections of community activists, a Chicago City Council committee on Monday signed off on a watered-down proposal to hold banks accountable for vacant property on which they hold mortgages. The measure, backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, would...
  • Aldermen send Emanuel letter outlining budget concerns

    Aldermen send Emanuel letter outlining budget concerns
    A majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, expressing concerns about the administration’s proposed cuts to libraries, public health centers, graffiti removal teams and the city’s 911 center....
  • Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen

    Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan. The...
  • Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats

    Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats
    The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards. The city should have 14...
  • Emanuel's budget unanimously approved

    Emanuel's budget unanimously approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget passed the Chicago City Council unanimously today, handing the mayor a major victory in his first year on the job. The 50-0 vote sets the city down a path next year of fee increases, layoffs of city workers and other belt-...
  • Chicago City Council approves bulk electricity buying plan 50-0

    Chicago City Council approves bulk electricity buying plan 50-0
    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...
  • 'Face of the News' honors Steve Starr

    'Face of the News' honors Steve Starr
    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...