| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Federal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:38 PM
The City of Chicago has permanently barred an electrical contractor and four members of the family that runs the business from getting city work on the grounds they lied to skirt city rules meant to help companies owned by women and minorities.
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Despite continuing concerns about a backlog at the agency that handles allegations of police misconduct, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recommendation to reappoint its top official won a unanimous endorsement today from a City Council committee.
| May 2, 2012
| 10:02 AM
New financial disclosure statements show six of the Chicago City Council's 16 new aldermen have outside jobs or own businesses.
Nine of the aldermen who were elected for the first time last year gave up other jobs, according to disclosures and...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he's not focusing on the size of Ald. Edward Burke's bodyguard detail, which he suggested during the mayoral campaign would need to be cut in the spirit of shared sacrifice.
Emanuel said he's concentrating on getting large...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:03 PM
An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday rejected a measure that would force local government to pick up the tab when it gives an ex-lawmaker a big paycheck to fatten his pension.
The bill passed the House on a 110-0 vote in March. The legislation...
| 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.
| 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 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-...