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  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13...
  • Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested

    Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested
    Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say. Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...

    Downtown patios, rooftops could stay open hour later during week

    Downtown patios, rooftops could stay open hour later during week
    Customers of increasingly popular downtown rooftop gardens and outdoor patios could hang out an hour later on weekdays under a proposed trial program that got a preliminary nod from a City Council panel today. Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, put the...

    City airport leader opposed to wage requirement measure

    City airport leader opposed to wage requirement measure
    The city’s top aviation official today said she opposes an effort to require shops and restaurants at the city’s major airports to pay a “living wage,” an idea backed by a majority of aldermen. Instead, the wages paid should be...

    Parents create housing alternative for disabled adult children

     Parents create housing alternative for disabled adult children
    Baruch and Joyce Schur were out of options. They couldn't find anywhere for their physically and intellectually disabled 26-year-old son to live, at least nowhere that met their criteria or didn't have a yearslong waiting list. The 55-year-old couple...