| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:57 AM
Lately, it seems you don't have to be anywhere near a garden to stop and smell the roses.
Smell is the latest way that businesses are attempting to woo customers, whether it be the scented candles at Hampden shop In Watermelon Sugar, the vanilla and...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week.
The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Chicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen.
But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A City Council committee today recommended paying $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of an autistic boy who police allegedly chased and clubbed for no reason at his family’s Little Village restaurant.
If approved Wednesday by the full...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:48 AM
The City Council today agreed to pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of an autistic boy police allegedly chased and clubbed for no reason at his family’s Little Village restaurant.
The money will go to the Guzman family to benefit...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:50 AM
The news of the death of Maggie Daley has sparked memories from many who knew her or just saw her handle the role of Chicago's first lady with warmth and grace.
"Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Maggie Daley. Maggie was...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:52 PM
The City Council Latino Caucus is opening its tent to non-Latino aldermen who represent --- or soon might represent --- wards with sizable Hispanic populations.
The eight-member group will extend invitations to seven more aldermen who are not...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Some of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery.
“No demonstration of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted.
“I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Despite continuing concerns about a backlog at the agency that handles allegations of police misconduct, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recommendation to reappoint its top official won a unanimous endorsement today from a City Council committee.
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for raising water fees to repair an aging system, hiring new police and putting in place a congestion tax on downtown parking.
The new mayor delivered his first budget address to theChicago City Council and said change...