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  • Burke's perk: 25 years later, it's time to revisit powerful alderman's security deal

     
    The deal between Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, and city officials signed nearly a quarter of a century ago is curiously open-ended. The "Chicago Police Department, its officers and agents, shall, during such time as plaintiff Edward M. Burke continues to......
  • Why the limit?

     
    UPDATED While I await my answer from the city, I'll ask you: Why is the city zoning gun-practice ranges as if they were sludge-spewing factories? Today's breaking story: The Chicago City Council today voted to legalize firing ranges inside city......
  • City misfires in passing new gun-range law

     
    In a court ruling handed down Wednesday, Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accused the Chicago City Council of passing a gun ordinance last year that was "too cute by half" and amounted to......
  • Burke's bodyguards: An issue worth revisiting

     
    Rahm Emanuel's glancing mention during Monday night's debate of the exensive bodyguard protection afforded to finance committee chairman Ald. Ed Burke, 14th-- "The City Council has to share in the sacrifice because the residents will be sharing in...
  • Burnett steps down as chairman of City Council black caucus

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 11:41 a.m.; updated at 2:57 p.m. Ald. Walter Burnett resigned today as chairman of the Chicago City Council's black caucus. The 27th Ward alderman, who has chaired the 19-member group of African-American aldermen for nearly......
  • Chicago City Council taking applications for internal watchdog

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 12:55 p.m. It took nearly a year, but the Chicago City Council is now accepting applications for a watchdog to investigate allegations of aldermanic shenanigans. The council agreed to create the position of legislative inspector......
  • Cutting the council, by the numbers

     
    From the Better Government Association analysis that kick-started the idea of trimming the size of the Chicago City Council: Chicago’s population reached 2.8 million in 2009. The City is broken down into 50 districts, or wards, each with its own.......
  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
  • Stone concedes defeat in 50th Ward race

     
    Posted by Cynthia Dizikes and Hal Dardick at 7:50 p.m.; updated at 9:07 p.m. Ald. Bernard Stone, the second-longest-serving Chicago City Council member, conceded defeat tonight to challenger Debra Silverstein in the 50th Ward contest. With 84 percent of...
  • City council to discuss LP Hospital plan

     
    Plans for the redevelopment of the old Lincoln Park Hospital move forward Wednesday as the city council takes up the issue. From ABC 7: The Chicago City Council meets Wednesday on the issue of the proposed conversion of the former Lincoln Park Hospital...
  • Chicago City Council puts off vote on clean power ordinance

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:13 a.m. A pair of Chicago City Council committees put off a vote today on a controversial ordinance that would force two coal-fired plants to convert to cleaner natural gas, cut their operations or shut......