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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup
    In response to efforts to clean up the Chicago River, top officials at the taxpayer-funded agency that handles Cook County's sewage and stormwater have argued that the endeavor would waste money, cause global warming and lead to children drowning. But...
  • 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...
  • 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 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&...
  • Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved

    Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved
    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...
  • Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance

    Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance
    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...