| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:37 PM
If teachers strike, Chicago Public Schools officials will rely on other unionized school employees to keep an eye on students who come to school buildings kept open around the city, according to briefings given to aldermen Wednesday that revealed...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:25 PM
In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines.
South Side aldermen – previously...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Tanning beds in Chicago salons soon will be off limits to people younger than 18.
The City Council today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the tan parlor ban in a move the sponsoring alderman said is aimed at protecting children from cancer.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:54 PM
A majority of Chicago aldermen have signed on to an ordinance that would allow police to write tickets instead of make arrests for small amounts of marijuana possession, a strong indicator the measure will pass when the City Council votes on it next week....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to issue tickets rather than make arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana was advanced by a panel of aldermen today following a buzz saw of skepticism, setting the stage for final approval at next week’...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:39 AM
A handful of members from the United Taxidrivers Community Council declared victory during Monday morning's taxi strike, pointing to an empty side street near a Streeterville hotel they said would normally be packed with waiting taxis.
About 10 members...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Chicago cabbies will finally get to make their case to aldermen for a fare increase after months of complaining that new city taxi regulations are heaping additional costs on them.
The City Council Transportation Committee will hold the fare increase...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today acknowledged complaints from some aldermen about shootings being up in their wards while Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy once again defended his switch to a system centered on beat cops instead of strike forces.
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Ald. Carrie Austin, 34th, whose far South Side ward is in the 2nd Congressional District, says she wasn't surprised that Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress.
But she believes his constituents in the 2nd District feel stung after rallying behind...