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  • Owe City Hall? Chicago may take it out of state tax refund

    Owe City Hall? Chicago may take it out of state tax refund
    Illinois residents who owe money to Chicago City Hall could find a hold placed on their state income tax refunds under a measure endorsed today by the City Council Budget Committee. The city hopes to collect between $8 million and $20 million in unpaid...
  • Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved

    Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today. The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera plan in an effort to build...
  • Aldermen settle Iraq War protest lawsuits for $12 million

    Aldermen settle Iraq War protest lawsuits for $12 million
    The City Council today approved paying more than $12 million to settle two wrongful arrest lawsuits stemming from the Chicago Police Department’s handling of a 2003 anti-Iraq War march. In one settlement, the city will pay a total of $11 million...
  • Alderman to host massive flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day

     Alderman to host massive flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day
    In observance of Flag Day on Thursday, Ald. James Balcer, 11th, will show his respect for the American flag by burning thousands of them in a massive public disposal ceremony. The South Side alderman has organized the event for five years as a way for...
  • Alderman plans "respectful" flag burning ceremony

    Alderman plans "respectful" flag burning ceremony
    In observance of Flag Day a South Side alderman plans to burn thousands of old flags in a public disposal ceremony. 11th Ward Alderman James Balcer says residents can properly dispose of worn and unserviceable American, city of Chicago and military...
  • 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....
  • Chicago firefighters join health plan as contract talks loom

    Chicago firefighters join health plan as contract talks loom
    Chicago firefighters and paramedics have agreed to sign on to a healthcare plan for city workers that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pushed as a way to drive down costs by keeping employees healthier. But the move might have implications beyond firefighters'...
  • Bridgeport bridges past with present

    Bridgeport bridges past with present
    This article contains corrected information, published Nov. 21, 2008. Bridgeport fixture John Aranza has worked for years as a Gray Line tour guide, pointing out the Windy City's most famous landmarks to awestruck sightseers. But were he to guide a tour...