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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Emanuel pot ticket plan gets past council committee

    Emanuel pot ticket plan gets past council committee
    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’...
  • Ex-aldermen, former Cook Co. commissioner charged with bribery

    Ex-aldermen, former Cook Co. commissioner charged with bribery
    Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano have been charged with bribery, federal officials said today. Moreno, who was first elected to the County Board in 1994 but lost re-election in 2010, was charged...
  • Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council

    Ald. Sandi Jackson resigns from Chicago City Council
    After weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
  • Some aldermen want charter school moratorium

    Some aldermen want charter school moratorium
    A group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • Pilsen: Where change is underfoot

    Pilsen: Where change is underfoot
    Granted, she is the alderman's daughter, but Maya Solis also symbolizes the new Pilsen resident —young, of Mexican descent and college-educated. Instead of dashing to the 'burbs after college, these new residents are not only living in their...
  • High levels of toxic lead found in air outside Chicago school

    High levels of toxic lead found in air outside Chicago school
    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...
  • Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

    Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting
    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...