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  • Illinois Senate panel votes down pension measure

    Illinois Senate panel votes down pension measure
    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...
  • Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings

    Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings
    Some of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs¬† and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery. ¬† “No demonstration of...
  • Emanuel says he's 'not focused' on Burke's bodyguards

    Emanuel says he's 'not focused' on Burke's bodyguards
    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...
  • Daley's security detail cut in half

    Daley's security detail cut in half
    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. Chicago's...
  • Emanuel calls for water fee hike, hiring more police, parking lot tax

    Emanuel calls for water fee hike, hiring more police, parking lot tax
    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...
  • Council committee OKs nearly $3.9 million in police misconduct cases

    Council committee OKs nearly $3.9 million in police misconduct cases
    A City Council committee today approved paying more than $3 million to settle two cases of alleged misconduct that, according to one key alderman, indicated “a troubling pattern” in Chicago Police Department lockups. Police and civilian...
  • Emanuel's budget unanimously approved

    Emanuel's budget unanimously approved
    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-...
  • 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...
  • Ald. Burke backs off Adler fee increase opposition

    A powerful alderman has dropped his opposition to a bump in entrance fees at the Adler Planetarium in light of the museum’s decision to exempt Chicago children from the increase. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said there is no longer a need to fight...
  • Aldermen start to mull how to mark Chicago's 175th anniversary

    The recent controversy over Ald. Edward Burke’s bodyguard detail has focused attention on Chicago’s politically rancorous Council Wars era, and Burke himself nodded toward that time during discussions today about the city’s upcoming...
  • Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

    Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown
    The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted. “I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....