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  • First food truck locations nearly set

    First food truck locations nearly set
    A City Council committee today signed off on 21 locations where food trucks will be able to park on a regular basis, but two others didn’t make the cut. The ordinance making food trucks legal requires that at least 30 “food truck stands&...
  • Emanuel's budget passes City Council 46-3

    Emanuel's budget passes City Council 46-3
    The Chicago City Council today easily approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.5 billion budget for next year.As aldermen met, the only debate was over the mayor’s expected margin of victory. Last year, the City Council voted 50-0 to approve Emanuel's...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
  • Advantage, meter firm

    Advantage, meter firm
    Chicago taxpayers still could end up pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of the company leasing the city's parking meters under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revamp of the much-reviled deal, a Tribune analysis has found.     Most of the...
  • Details of billboard deal raise questions

    Details of billboard deal raise questions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's no-bid deal for new expressway billboards guarantees the city far less than half the $700 million the private vendor expects to make and essentially requires Chicago to repay all the upfront cash the mayor touted as a key selling...
  • City Council signs off on Emanuel's billboard plan

    City Council signs off on Emanuel's billboard plan
    The City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow a conglomerate to build nearly three dozen digital billboards along city expressways in exchange for a lease of at least 20 years. The deal with Interstate-JCDecaux passed 43-6. It had...
  • Aldermen send Emanuel letter outlining budget concerns

    Aldermen send Emanuel letter outlining budget concerns
    A majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, expressing concerns about the administration’s proposed cuts to libraries, public health centers, graffiti removal teams and the city’s 911 center....
  • Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen

    Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan. The...
  • City Council approves Emanuel's controversial rebuilding plan

    City Council approves Emanuel's controversial rebuilding plan
    The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight. Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
  • 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...
  • Portage Theater decision delayed

    Portage Theater decision delayed
    A church group still hopes to be able to set up shop in the historic Portage Theater on the Northwest Side despite city attempts to landmark the property and opposition to the plan by aldermen, a lawyer for the religious organization said Friday....