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  • Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass

    Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass
    If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security detail that ferries him around town, earpieces and all.
  • Chicago Mayor Kennelly honored a half-century after his death — in suburbia

     Chicago Mayor Kennelly honored a half-century after his death — in suburbia
    In the early 1960s, a Chicago alderman proposed naming what is now the Eisenhower Expressway after former Mayor Martin H. Kennelly, whose name nowadays may not be as recognizable as Daley or Emanuel, but who led the city from 1947 to 1955. The effort...

    Alderman moves to kill buzz on powdered alcohol

    Alderman moves to kill buzz on powdered alcohol
    Before powdered alcohol has a chance to hit store shelves in Chicago, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) is trying to kill the buzz. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau earlier this month approved the sale of the powdered alcohol product marketed...

    Red light camera phase out shot down at City Council

    Red light camera phase out shot down at City Council
    Chicago aldermen didn't only approve the land transfer for the Barack Obama presidential library at Wednesday's meeting. Here's a rundown: *Several aldermen tried unsuccessfully to pass an ordinance that would phase out red light cameras and speed...

    Chicago City Council approves Obama library land transfer

    Chicago City Council approves Obama library land transfer
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday took the step supporters of a Barack Obama presidential library on the South Side hope clears the way for the project to move forward, voting unanimously to turn over about 20 acres in one of two parks should the...