| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2012
SPRINGFIELD — A local government that gives an ex-lawmaker a fat paycheck would have to pick up the costs of any automatic increase in his state pension under a proposal the House passed overwhelmingly Thursday.
House Republican leader Tom Cross of...
| 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&...
| 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...
| 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.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
| 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...