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  • City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel

    City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel
    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...
  • Aldermen looking to trade one watchdog for another

    Aldermen looking to trade one watchdog for another
    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...
  • City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors

    City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors
    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...
  • Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog

    Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog
    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...
  • Chicago aldermen toting $1,400 tablets at City Hall

    Chicago aldermen toting $1,400 tablets at City Hall
    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...
  • Facing heat on parking meter deal, Emanuel allies step up

    Facing heat on parking meter deal, Emanuel allies step up
    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...
  • Band of Bohemia brewpub in the works for Ravenswood

    Band of Bohemia brewpub in the works for Ravenswood
    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...
  • School closings disappoint many aldermen

    School closings disappoint many aldermen
    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...
  • Aldermen mixed on Emanuel cigarette tax hike

    Aldermen mixed on Emanuel cigarette tax hike
    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,...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    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...
  • Advantage, meter firm

    Advantage, meter firm
    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...