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  • Emanuel calls for water fee hike, hiring more police, parking lot tax

    Emanuel calls for water fee hike, hiring more police, parking lot tax
    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...
  • Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water

    Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water
    One of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...
  • Emanuel wants to point cameras at speeders

    Emanuel wants to point cameras at speeders
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking state lawmakers to allow Chicago to use red-light cameras to automatically ticket drivers who speed through school safety zones. The administration says it’s about public safety, but skeptics note violators would pay...
  • Chicago taxi fare hike could be in the cards

    Chicago taxi fare hike could be in the cards
    A Chicago cab fare hike could be in store after an influential aldermen on Monday floated the idea and city officials said they are reviewing the taxi fare structure. Ald. Edward Burke said a $1-a-ride fare hike could pump tens of millions of dollars...
  • Chicago aldermen target synthetic marijuana

    Chicago aldermen target synthetic marijuana
    Saying newly developed products skirt a new state law banning synthetic marijuana, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and three other City Council members proposed an ordinance to outlaw all products that mimic the effects of cannabis. Under the proposal,...
  • Chicago aldermen raise prospect of tobacco tax hike

    Two aldermen looking for last-minute ways to head off painful budget cuts proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel floated the idea Wednesday of extending the city’s cigarette tax to other tobacco products. Ald. Matthew O’Shea, 19th, and Leslie...
  • Aldermen pick New York lawyer to be watchdog on a leash

    Aldermen pick New York lawyer to be watchdog on a leash
    Eighteen months after creating the post of City Council inspector general, aldermen Wednesday finally named a New York attorney to fill the job—at a part-time salary of $60,000. Faisal Khan will appear next week before the council Rules Committee,...
  • Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats

    Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats
    The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards. The city should have 14...
  • Chicago aldermen to ban synthetic marijuana

    Chicago aldermen to ban synthetic marijuana
    Chicago aldermen are moving toward a ban on all synthetic marijuana sales. A state law banning one form of chemically-derived pot took effect Jan. 1, but manufacturers have created new forms that skirt the law, City Council sponsors said Monday. The...
  • Emanuel's budget unanimously approved

    Emanuel's budget unanimously approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget passed the Chicago City Council unanimously today, handing the mayor a major victory in his first year on the job. The 50-0 vote sets the city down a path next year of fee increases, layoffs of city workers and other belt-...
  • Defeated judges find way back to bench

    Defeated judges find way back to bench
    The Illinois Supreme Court in the past year kept seven politically connected judges on the Cook County bench after they were rejected by voters, a common practice the high court had pledged to curtail. One had given more than $20,000 to the Cook County...