| Apr 30, 2011
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...
| May 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies.
The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...
| May 17, 2011
| 7:44 PM
On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed he's already figured out how to cut $75 million from his predecessor's final budget, just as he said he would.
"These figures are not based … on assumptions of what might or might not...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other.
The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 11:11 AM
Powerful Ald. Edward Burke today called for a hearing on a proposal by the Adler Planetarium to raise admission fees.Speaking at a meeting of the council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, Burke said the Chicago Park District...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 11:19 AM
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-...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial infrastructure trust plan will be delayed for at least six days.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, quietly asked that the issue be deferred, shortly after the council voted to approve the mayor's speed-camera...
| 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...