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  • Emanuel backs electrical aggregation for Chicago

    Emanuel backs electrical aggregation for Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today threw his support behind a plan to ask voters if the city should try to negotiate cheaper electric rates for residents and small retailers. The question seems likely to appear on the November ballot. Two of the City Council&...
  • State high court overrules voters on judge picks

    State high court overrules voters on judge picks
    The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago. A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
  • 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,...
  • Bill to limit end-of-career pension spikes awaits governor's signature

    For decades, state lawmakers have drawn criticism when they leave the Legislature and take another government gig with a fat salary that greatly boosts their public pensions, but soon the state might be on the hook for less of those retirement costs for a...
  • City aldermen set hearings on lax enforcement of anti-idling laws

    City aldermen set hearings on lax enforcement of anti-idling laws
    Two Chicago aldermen are demanding to know why police and other city officials largely are ignoring laws that ban excessive idling by diesel buses and trucks. In response to a Tribune investigation, Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, and Virginia Rugai, 19th,...
  • City may pay half million dollars for police clubbing of autistic boy

    City may pay half million dollars for police clubbing of autistic boy
    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...
  • Daley's first City Council meeting

    You don't think of Mayor Richard Daley as a City Council greenhorn. But on April 26, 1989, that's what he was. His first City Council meeting brought out an audience; people waited in line for seats. They saw a quiet show. A police officer was honored...
  • Council settles Chicago police suit involving autistic boy for $525,000

    Council settles Chicago police suit involving autistic boy for $525,000
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...