| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:25 PM
The Chicago City Council's last meeting of the year Wednesday is expected to include approval of revised taxi regulations, delay on a controversial ethanol requirement and the settlement of more than $13 million in lawsuits arising from wrongful...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:25 PM
More than 100,000 Chicago vehicle sticker scofflaws are in the sights of City Clerk Susana Mendoza, who is looking at new enforcement options like sending noncompliance tickets in the mail and booting vehicles with more than three citations.
| 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 ...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer.
Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...