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  • 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....
  • Chicago aldermen disclose outside jobs, income

    Chicago aldermen disclose outside jobs, income
    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...
  • Emanuel ethics reforms pass City Council panel

    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....
  • O'Hare concessions deal sails through City Council

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval today of a 25-year deal that will replace a clout-heavy concession operator at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal with a company that’s pledged to invest $26.2 million to improve the quality of...
  • Aldermen back Emanuel's pick for O'Hare concession contract

    The protracted, clout-heavy fight over a multi-million dollar contract to run the restaurants and stores in O’Hare airport’s international terminal moved a step closer to being resolved today. The City Council Aviation Committee endorsed...
  • Mayor's speed camera stats sketchy

    Mayor's speed camera stats sketchy
    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,...
  • Mobile food ordinance rolls through City Council committee, dismaying advocates

    Mobile food ordinance rolls through City Council committee, dismaying advocates
    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...
  • Food truck ordinance savory to some, sour to others

    Food truck ordinance savory to some, sour to others
    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...
  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
  • ‘Presto Joe’ makes more than just a school-reform idea vanish

     
    With one metaphorical, magical swing of his gavel, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, recently turned 96 hours into 48 hours and — zim zalla bim! — made a potential embarrassment for Mayor Rahm Emanuel disappear. Here’s the play-by-play: Several...
  • Mayor Emanuel: Don't be That Guy

     
    During a meeting at the Tribune with reporters and members of our editorial board today, Ald. John Arena (45th) observed that the city's parking-meter deal has become a cautionary tale for municipalities around the country looking to privatize different...