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  • Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change

    Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day. “With this resolution the city of...
  • Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million

    Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million
    The Chicago City Council today voted to spend $1.3 million to settle a civil suit filed by the mother of a man who collapsed and died after swallowing drugs during his arrest last summer. Although some aldermen expressed opposition, Ald. Edward Burke,...
  • Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats

    Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats
    Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
  • Chicago acts on the Tribune's investigation of deaths involving crib bumpers

    Chicago acts on the Tribune's investigation of deaths involving crib bumpers
    The Chicago City Council voted this week to ban the sale of crib bumpers in the city. The new ordinance is in response to Tribune investigations that began about a year ago. That’s when we heard about the death of 7-week-old Preston Maxwell. In the...
  • A gambit in the fight for the soul of a commerical stretch

    A gambit in the fight for the soul of a commerical stretch
    The Tribune’s John Byrne stumbled across his story about the would-be Wal-Mart in Logan Square while sitting in a long Chicago City Council committee meeting. He was there for a different story, but his ears perked up when 1st Ward Ald. Proco...
  • City Council committee advances Emanuel's controversial trust plan

    City Council committee advances Emanuel's controversial trust plan
    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. The Finance...
  • 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...
  • Taste of Chicago headliners include Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab, Chaka Khan

    Taste of Chicago headliners include Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab, Chaka Khan
    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...
  • North Chicago police chief on leave following excessive force allegations

    North Chicago police chief on leave following excessive force allegations
    North Chicago’s police chief has been placed on leave while the city investigates six separate allegations of excessive force by officers.¬† Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. ¬†announced the move Tuesday afternoon, saying Chief Mike Newsome would remain on...
  • 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...