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  • City Council loosens inspection rules for some food establishments

    City Council loosens inspection rules for some food establishments
    Sellers of packaged foods along with restaurants and grocery stores with good inspection records will now be allowed to do their own food inspections under a “risk-based” trial program the Chicago City Council approved today. The new self-...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown
    The Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders. Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...
  • City Council passes new ward map, 41-8

    City Council passes new ward map, 41-8
    Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council  approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries. The vote was...
  • See the web app on Chicago City Council salaries

    See the web app on Chicago City Council salaries
    There's a web app page to go along with Hal Dardick's story on Chicago City Council stories. You can view the web app HERE.
  • Beavers says feds indicted him on tax charges when he wouldn't wear wire

    Beavers says feds indicted him on tax charges when he wouldn't wear wire
    Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on charges he failed to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he used to pay off personal expenses. But the storied, tough-talking 77-year-old Democrat denied the...
  • Chicago's 'hall of shame'

    Chicago's 'hall of shame'
    The indictment Thursday of William Beavers adds a new name to a long list: Chicago politicians charged with crimes. Beavers, a Cook County commissioner, is accused of tax evasion and other offenses from January 2006 to about April 2011. For part of that...
  • William Beavers indicted on tax fraud charges

    William Beavers indicted on tax fraud charges
    Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school ward boss who often bragged about his political dominance with a barnyard reference to his virility, was indicted Thursday on charges he pocketed campaign funds and a county stipend without paying...
  • North Side cemetery could become nature preserve

    North Side cemetery could become nature preserve
    The Chicago City Council today moved a step closer to turning part of historic Rosehill Cemetery into a public nature preserve. The council's Housing Committee approved paying $7.7 million to buy about 21 acres at the northwest corner of the North Side...
  • Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling

    Chicago City Council bans texting while bicycling
    Bicyclists soon will face the same restrictions against texting while riding in Chicago as motorists do while behind the wheel. The City Council today passed an ordinance prohibiting bicyclists from texting while moving. They also cannot make cell...
  • City stickers, sick days also on Chicago City Council agenda

    City stickers, sick days also on Chicago City Council agenda
    The Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday. Here's a roundup: *Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
  • Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc

     Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc
    In many ways, Asian-Americans have done remarkably well in achieving the American dream of going to college, working at a good job and earning a nice living.    Take Tuyet Le, who came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was 3 years...