| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a plan Tuesday to give Inspector General Joseph Ferguson oversight of the Public Building Commission, taking a step toward honoring a pledge he made during his 2011 election campaign to give the inspector general's...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Aldermen allied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel are moving to swap one inspector general for another as Chicago politicians jockey for the mantle of ethics reform heading into next year’s city elections.
Details were being negotiated late Tuesday, but the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Allegations of criminal misconduct by Chicago aldermen are being reviewed by county, state and federal prosecutors, the City Council’s internal watchdog said Wednesday.
“We have cases currently pending...that hopefully will result in...
| Sep 7, 2014
We've often wondered if Faisal Khan knew what he was getting into when he accepted the job as Chicago's first legislative watchdog. Now we know.
"I cannot believe the third biggest metropolis in this country has operated in terms of ethics the way...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:20 PM
At City Hall, where much business is still transacted with 19th century technology like carbon paper, most aldermen on Tuesday stepped further into the current era when they received computer tablets courtesy of an $80,500 payment by the Chicago...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase is getting mixed reviews from aldermen today.
The increase in the city's cigarette tax is projected to bring in about $10 million. Some aldermen questioned that figure, however,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Cubs' plan to offer free remote parking this season has been thrown a major curve.
The city recently ruled the team must apply for a special-use permit to operate its complimentary parking service on the Northwest Side, a move that places the much-...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to hire a private consultant to study how garbage is collected to help Chicago switch from its time-honored ward-by-ward trash pickup to a grid-based system.
The new administration says it just wants to figure out whether...
| 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...