| Feb 14, 2012
| 9:38 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2012
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...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:04 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:54 PM
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....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 3:05 PM
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'...
| Oct 31, 2008
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...