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  • Fountainhead Market is like Fountainhead bar to go

     Fountainhead Market is like Fountainhead bar to go
    Fountainhead, which has grown into one of the city's go-to beer and whiskey bars in recent years, is now to-go. Fountainhead Market, which sits one door east of Fountainhead bar and restaurant, opened last month and aims to be, "Fountainhead to go,...
  • Check off one City Council reform. More to go

    Check off one City Council reform. More to go
    We were beginning to wonder if Chicago aldermen were serious about having a real voice in decisions about the city's finances. It's been nearly 18 months, after all, since the City Council voted to hire itself a team to provide guidance on the budget...
  • Emanuel cracks joke about a mom, a son and the two sweaters

    Emanuel cracks joke about a mom, a son and the two sweaters
    Chicago aldermen on Wednesday finally ended a deadlock on naming someone to give them analysis of big-ticket proposals coming out of the mayor's office, picking a onetime budget aide to former Gov. Pat Quinn. The selection of Ben Winick to head up the...
  • A new dynamic for Chicago's City Council?

    A new dynamic for Chicago's City Council?
    Less than two hours after the polls closed on Tuesday, it was clear that Rahm Emanuel had won Chicago's first mayoral runoff election. Quick, now: Who won the City Council? A cursory nose count shows a lopsided majority comprised of aldermen who have...
  • Welcome to Runoff City

    Welcome to Runoff City
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will have plenty of company as they prep for an April 7 showdown. Roughly one-third of Chicago's wards are headed for City Council runoffs — more than the city saw in 2011. That magic number of...
  • Snow-covered streets still a deep concern for some in Chicago

     Snow-covered streets still a deep concern for some in Chicago
    As the city Department of Streets and Sanitation started moving snow piles to vacant lots and city property on Wednesday, some Chicago residents were still wondering when they would see the pavement of their streets. Streets and Sanitation spokeswoman...
  • CTA budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus

    CTA budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus
    After years of contentious budget hearings about proposed service cuts, increases in the prices of unlimited ride passes and the rocky transition to the Ventra fare payment system, the looming public hearing for the CTA’s 2015 budget should be...
  • Chicago City Council approves Emanuel budget 46-4

    Chicago City Council approves Emanuel budget 46-4
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2015 budget, a $7.3 billion spending plan that includes some tax increases but puts off dealing with the city’s most vexing financial woes until after next...
  • Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase. In all, 28 of the city's 50...
  • Aldermen pass SRO preservation law

     Aldermen pass SRO preservation law
    Owners of single-room-occupancy hotels in Chicago will not be able to so easily evict residents and convert their properties to market-rate apartments, under an ordinance approved Wednesday by the Chicago City Council. By a vote of 47-2, aldermen...
  • Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place

    Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place
    Five aldermen well-versed in Chicago's transportation issues on Wednesday called for yet another study to examine the feasibility and cost of launching high-quality airport express train service for O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and...