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  • Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

    Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other. The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
  • Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

    South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today. The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined...
  • 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...
  • Find your ward and members of the Chicago City Council

    Find your ward and members of the Chicago City Council
  • McCarthy's top cop appointment up for council vote

    The Chicago City Council today is scheduled to take confirmation votes on several of new Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appointments, including Garry McCarthy as police superintendent. Among the other appointments aldermen will vote on are Alexandra Holt as budget...
  • 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...
  • Downtown rooftop patios can stay open later

    Downtown rooftop gardens and outdoor patios will be able to stay open an hour later on weekdays under a trial program the Chicago City Council approved today. Under the measure, the patios and rooftops would be able to stay open until midnight seven days...
  • City Council approves gun ranges in Chicago

    The Chicago City Council today voted to legalize firing ranges inside city limits as Mayor Rahm Emanuel tries to head off a federal court decision that could force the city to welcome them. The vote came without discussion or dissent today. The practice...
  • Chicago City Council to consider ban on crib bumpers

    Chicago could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads if the City Council approves an ordinance introduced today. Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...