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  • City Council proving it's ready for reform

    City Council proving it's ready for reform
    One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...
  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny. ¬†...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • John Kass: Obama, Emanuel need to put Chicago's kids first

    On the Chicago block where that 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach, a victim of the city's murderous gang wars, there was a woman watering her flowers. "Please don't put my name," she said, her thumb directing the spray. "Don't put my name." Her arm...
  • SRO moratorium passes City Council

    SRO moratorium passes City Council
    The city will stop issuing permits to renovate so-called single-room occupancy residences for six months or until comprehensive SRO legislation is passed, the City Council decided Wednesday. The council approved the measure without discussion. The...
  • Sunset Boulevard flood raises serious questions about city leadership

    It may be too much to hope for, but now that Sunset Boulevard in Westwood is a giant sinkhole and UCLA is underwater, could the fragile, aging infrastructure of Los Angeles finally get the upgrade it needs? Sunset Boulevard, after all, is no ordinary...
  • Cops in SOS unit amassed citizen complaints

     Cops in SOS unit amassed citizen complaints
    For eight years, a controversial list of the most complained-against Chicago cops remained under seal while the city fought its release in court battle after court battle. But after a last-ditch effort by the union failed to stop it, the list was...
  • Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne

    Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne
    Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.    Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
  • Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions

    Council OKs six-month hold on residential hotel conversions
    The redevelopment of single-room-occupancy hotels and residential hotels within Chicago will largely come to a halt until early next year, now that the Chicago City Council has passed a six-month moratorium related to those projects. Approved 47-0...
  • Renaming Chicago

    Renaming Chicago
    There is a move on to name something, ANYTHING, after former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne. Which sounds like a nice idea until you realize, after walking around this city for any length of time, every conceivable inch of it is named for someone or other. To...
  • Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids

    Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids
    Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Mexican-U.S. border and walking into the arms of an overwhelmed immigration system. Each child arrives not only with a personal tale — Why did he or she leave home?...