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  • Deal reached on Lincoln Park Hospital development

    Deal reached on Lincoln Park Hospital development
    The company behind the controversial Lincoln Park Hospital site redevelopment has agreed to scale down its plans, place further limits on truck traffic and donate money to a local school and park, 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith said today. Construction...
  • City Council tweaks Chicago gun range restrictions

    City Council tweaks Chicago gun range restrictions
    The Chicago City Council isn’t done tinkering with gun-control measures it hastily approved last summer after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a decades-old handgun ban. The council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday recommended...
  • Chicago City Council returns after month off

    Chicago City Council returns after month off
    The Chicago City Council returns to action today after taking its traditional August break, with police and zoning issues on the agenda. Aldermen will consider reforms to the city's police review board, including term limits and more transparency. They'...
  • 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...