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  • Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats

    Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats
    Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
  • Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water

    Ald. Burke opposes Emanuel on charging religious schools for water
    One of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...
  • Emanuel undecided on marijuana ticket measure

    Emanuel undecided on marijuana ticket measure
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today indicated he's undecided on an ordinance that would see Chicago police issue tickets instead of make arrests for those caught with a small amount of marijuana. “This issue has two parts to it, not one. The first part...
  • Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats

    Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats
    The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards. The city should have 14...
  • Latino aldermen press for ward remap deal

    Latino aldermen press for ward remap deal
    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. After...
  • Northwest Side alderman signs off on Latino group's charter school

    Northwest Side alderman signs off on Latino group's charter school
    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...
  • National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan

    National expert gives blessing on compromise Chicago ward map plan
    Chicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen. But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...
  • Latino aldermen invite non-Hispanic colleagues into group

    Latino aldermen invite non-Hispanic colleagues into group
    The City Council Latino Caucus is opening its tent to non-Latino aldermen who represent --- or soon might represent --- wards with sizable Hispanic populations. The eight-member group will extend invitations to seven more aldermen who are not...
  • Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession

    Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession
    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....
  • Ald. Burke not sold yet on Emanuel pot ticketing idea

    Ald. Burke not sold yet on Emanuel pot ticketing idea
    An influential Chicago alderman said today he's not yet ready to sign off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Although Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, didn’t rule out backing the mayor’s...
  • Chicago aldermen want tighter curfew for kids under 12

    Chicago aldermen want tighter curfew for kids under 12
    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. On...