| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was frustrated that doubters of his controversial speed-camera plan were ignoring a city study he said offered compelling proof of the life-saving impact of camera technology.
That study, the mayor said in an interview last month,...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:56 PM
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&...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:02 AM
New financial disclosure statements show six of the Chicago City Council's 16 new aldermen have outside jobs or own businesses.
Nine of the aldermen who were elected for the first time last year gave up other jobs, according to disclosures and...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 10:37 AM
For the last several months, the City of Chicago has been mysteriously stripped of metal tree grates and sewer covers.
Officials believe that on Thursday they uncovered a cache of the items worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a West Side...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:17 AM
After months of uncertainty, the Portage Theater is under new ownership. The current tenants who run and manage the cinema received a letter Wednesday night from an attorney representing the new owner informing them of the change, effective Sept. 1....
| Jul 25, 2012
On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald....
| Jul 9, 2012
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel's food truck ordinance heads toward a council vote this month, both sides — broadly represented by brick-and-mortar restaurateurs on one side and food truck entrepreneurs on the other — will make sure aldermen hear...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:15 PM
A Northwest Side church has dropped its bid to purchase the Portage Theater in the Six Corners shopping district, a move the local alderman had warned would threaten efforts at a revival in the area.
Chicago Tabernacle Church released a statement...
| Jul 20, 2012
After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee.
And while some...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:10 PM
The Chicago City Council today approved a measure to expand food truck offerings following weeks of controversy about various provisions in the new rules.
Aldermen voted 45-1 to approve the ordinance, with Ald. John Arena, 45th, the sole "no" vote....