| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:37 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Aldermen will consider a plan today to give a break on city sticker fees to Chicago senior citizens who drive small pickups.
Under a proposal that will go to the City Council Budget Committee, Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, said he will seek to lower the ...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The City Council today approved a measure to regulate the fledgling rideshare industry in Chicago despite opposition from taxicab companies who believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts don’t go far enough.
Aldermen voted 34-10 in favor of the new...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:45 PM
An indoor sports center, bigger than two football fields and partially funded with federal disaster relief tied to Hurricane Ike, could be headed to Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood under a proposal unveiled Wednesday in Chicago City Council....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to install pumps for newer fuels with higher levels of ethanol went nowhere today after a nearly five-hour hearing today before the City Council Finance Committee.
The measure would have required all...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:56 AM
CTA bus routes end blocks away from a Wal-Mart Supercenter scheduled to open this week on Chicago's Far South Side, and an angry alderman on Monday demanded that the transit agency extend service for the store's customers and employees.
Hours later, CTA...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Alberto Reyes looked across the well-kept field at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep during pregame warm-up drills Saturday evening and declared it a beautiful place for a baseball game.
Two weeks after their originally scheduled game, players and coaches...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:49 PM
South Side Ald. Anthony Beale has taken the unusual step of filing a pre-emptive lawsuit against a former Chicago Public Schools principal who he says sought to extort $1 million from him and made false claims that he sexually harassed her.
The 9th Ward...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1.
The proposal would require special use permits...