| Mar 31, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Residents in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.
Now they have proof. New monitoring data obtained by the Tribune reveal that high...
| May 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other.
The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Ald. Daniel Solis, an ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was selected today to be chairman of the City Council's Hispanic Caucus.
Solis, 25th, who also is chairman of the council's powerful Zoning Committee, succeeds Ald. Ricardo Munoz, 22nd, in leading...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Members of the City Council's Latino Caucus today say they will submit their own plan to redraw Chicago's wards Thursday if last-ditch negotiations fail to achieve a compromise agreeable to them and groups of white and African-American aldermen.
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:02 PM
A freshman Northwest Side alderman on Wednesday said he has decided to support plans by a prominent Latino organization that wants to build a charter school in his ward.
The decision came after top officials for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Chicago Police Officer Brian T. Strouse was shot and killed during the early-morning hours of June 30, 2001 as he hid behind a parked van during surveillance for gang and drug activity in the Pilsen neighborhood.
On Friday, 10 years after his death,...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Chicago children younger than 12 would have to be inside by 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday under a new curfew proposal endorsed today by a committee at the urging of aldermen whose South Side neighborhoods have been hit hard by street violence.
| Jul 25, 2011
| 10:59 AM
A City Council committee today endorsed an ordinance that could push three industrial operations to speed up their compliance with federal standards for the release of harmful lead into the atmosphere.
Under the proposal, the city could order plants that...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:05 PM
The company that owns two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants targeted by environmental activists could be forced to talk clean-up with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after an ordinance was unveiled today that could halt their operations.
Although a nearly...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to slash tens of millions of dollars from the Chicago Police Department and already is running into heavy criticism from police union leaders who question whether it's all "a stunt."
Making those kind of major...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Latino and African American aldermen today prodded Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would allow Chicago to get a casino.
The City Council members said a casino would help create badly needed jobs for the city’s minorities because it would...