| Feb 15, 2013
The big guy is coming to Chicago, and that can't be good for the not-as-big guy on the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall.
In politics, stuff rolls downhill. The big guy on Pennsylvania Avenue doesn't want stuff on his shoes, and neither does the not-...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The second CTA fare hike in five years and a controversial plan that eliminates at least a dozen bus routes to free up money to add service on more crowded buses and trains were the focus of a public hearing Monday night on the CTA’s proposed 2013...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:39 PM
The City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow a conglomerate to build nearly three dozen digital billboards along city expressways in exchange for a lease of at least 20 years.
The deal with Interstate-JCDecaux passed 43-6. It had...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:33 AM
Chicago aldermen on Thursday advanced a plan to change the city’s disorderly conduct ordinance in a way they argued could help police disperse crowds at gang funerals as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s get-tough stance on the gatherings.
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The graffiti located at 1532 West Montrose on the corner of Ashland and Montrose has been there for over a month. Local business and residents are wondering how long it will continue to be there. Reports have been made with the alderman and residents have...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:32 PM
UPDATED at 9:43 p.m. Posted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 7:10 p.m.; check back for updates on results. City Council incumbents in several wards were beating back challenges tonight but at least two longtime aldermen appeared headed for......
| May 18, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Posted by Hal Dardick at John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know......
| Mar 26, 2011
| 6:53 PM
The president of the 47th Ward Democratic Organization was arrested Saturday morning and charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from an alleged election-night scuffle, authorities said.
Chicago police arrested William Helm at about 10:30 a.m....
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:48 PM
A freshman Chicago alderman concerned about the potential for a new class of permanently unemployed workers wants to ban the rejection of job applicants because of bad credit histories or gaps in employment.
The goal, said Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, is to...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
The Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday.
Here's a roundup:
*Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
A Northwest Side alderman likely will not be allowed to run for re-election as the 35th Ward Democratic committeeman because of a challenge to the number of signatures he submitted to get his name on the ballot.
Yolanda Sayre, a hearing officer for the...