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  • 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...
  • Chicago to cut security details for some public officials

    Security details for several city public officials will be reduced or eliminated, the Chicago Police Department said tonight. The Police Department offered few details on the moves, but said they will put more cops on the street and save taxpayers more...
  • Emanuel ethics reforms back on track at City Council

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to tighten lobbying rules passed the Chicago City Council today after some slight modifications. “For too long there have been frayed threads between the public and (elected officials),”  Emanuel said. “This is...
  • New curfew for Chicago children under 12

    The Chicago City Council today approved without debate an earlier curfew for children younger than 12.Youngsters now will have to be inside by 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, they would have to be in by 9 p.m. “It...