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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aldermen demand information from Emanuel on speed cameras

    Aldermen demand information from Emanuel on speed cameras
    Aldermen today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel for information to back up his contention that speed cameras near schools and parks are about saving lives, rather than swelling city coffers. The demand for data came as Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein...
  • Black, Latino aldermen press Quinn to sign casino bill

    Black, Latino aldermen press Quinn to sign casino bill
    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...
  • Speed-camera hearing stalled

    Speed-camera hearing stalled
    A City Council hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed-camera plan has been postponed as aldermen try to figure out how constituents will react to them supporting the controversial proposal. Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, called off the Monday meeting of the...
  • Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance

    Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s  proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
  • African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map

    African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map
    A unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards. The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...
  • Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

    South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today. The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined...