| 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...
| 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,...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Facing heat from aldermen who want to break apart Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new deal with the company running the city’s parking meters, the mayor’s City Council allies took the unusual step Thursday of trumpeting support, but only for part...
| May 10, 2013
The Ravenswood 'hood, already home to a craft beer bar, Fountainhead, and a brewery, Begyle, could see the arrival of even more beer courtesy of a brewpub called Band of Bohemia.
Led by a team that includes an Alinea sommelier, Craig Sindelar, and a...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:33 PM
After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process.
Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Chicago taxpayers still could end up pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of the company leasing the city's parking meters under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revamp of the much-reviled deal, a Tribune analysis has found.
Most of the...