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  • Aldermen give nod to Obama library land transfer

    Aldermen give nod to Obama library land transfer
    The Chicago City Council on Wednesday took a step toward turning over parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library, giving preliminary approval to an ordinance that would allow the transfer of one of two University of Chicago locations for the library is chosen.
  • Aldermen remember Thompson as a quiet fighter

    Aldermen remember Thompson as a quiet fighter
    JoAnn Thompson was remembered Tuesday at a special Chicago City Council meeting as a fierce fighter for the South Side neighborhoods she represented, an alderman whose quiet demeanor masked her disdain for dishonesty. Colleagues said Thompson's low-...

    Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races

     Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races
    Just as deep-pocketed business leaders are contributing cash to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintain a City Council that backs his agenda, major unions are doling out dollars to try to reshape a council more to their liking. Unions funded by rank-and-file...

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council. 32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...

    Chicago City Council OKs minimum wage hike to $13

    Chicago City Council OKs minimum wage hike to $13
    Chicago's minimum wage will bump from $8.25 to $10 on July 1, and then gradually increase to $13 in 2019, after the City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance backed by Mayor Emanuel.  "We cannot allow ourselves to not increase the wage today,...