| Dec 8, 2010
| 6:06 PM
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,...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:02 AM
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&...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Former Mayor Richard Daley's security detail has been reduced to three police officers, two of whom will be on call to transport former first lady Maggie Daley to and from doctor appointments and the hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:31 AM
The City Council today agreed to pay nearly $3.9 million to settle four lawsuits that alleged misconduct by Chicago police and civilian detention aides, but not before an influential alderman said the actions by cops in the cases left him with “a...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:01 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 12:20 PM
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.
| Jun 22, 2012
| 1:02 PM
A plan to ask voters if they want the city to negotiate lower electricity rates on behalf of homeowners was endorsed Friday by the City Council Finance Committee, setting the stage for final approval Wednesday.
The referendum question would go on the...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years from earlier this week) School reformer walks ethics line; Chico balances roles of lobbyist, education leader. March 12, 2000 By......
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Rahm Emanuel's glancing mention during Monday night's debate of the exensive bodyguard protection afforded to finance committee chairman Ald. Ed Burke, 14th-- "The City Council has to share in the sacrifice because the residents will be sharing in...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Ready, set … wait. The City Council —outgoing Ald. Vi Daley among it — decided to hold off a vote on the Lincoln Park Hospital site redevelopment plan until May 4. The Tribune has the story: The City Council today held off voting on a...