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  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.  ...
  • Aldermen want red light camera hearing at City Council

    Aldermen want red light camera hearing at City Council
    Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...
  • Silence of the City Hall lambs

    We wish we hadn't lent our trusty Accusplit Pro to a sports writer now bivouacked in darkest Sochi. With stopwatch in hand, we could have measured to the teeny-weeny fraction the number of seconds it took Chicago aldermen Wednesday to authorize huge new ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays

    First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays
    Following a series of fits and starts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval Wednesday for his first Chicago Infrastructure Trust project, but only after the work was scaled back again due to lack of interest from investors. The trust’s initial...
  • Emanuel allies fill ballot with referendum questions

    Emanuel allies fill ballot with referendum questions
    The City Council Finance Committee today recommended placing three citywide questions on the March primary ballot in a move that will block a long-sought attempt by foes of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ask voters if they want an elected school board. If the...
  • Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods

    Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods
    Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month. In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
  • Chicago aldermen push mandatory paid sick days

    Chicago aldermen push mandatory paid sick days
    All private employers in Chicago would be required to provide paid sick days to their workers under a new proposal backed by a majority of the city’s 50 aldermen. If the proposal sponsored by Aldermen Proco “Joe” Moreno, 1st and Toni...
  • Aldermen still waiting on free Sunday parking decision

    Eight months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised aldermen they could restore paid Sunday parking in their wards to help ensure local businesses thrive and residents were kept happy. They’re still waiting. On Wednesday, as the mayor touted what he...
  • 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...