| Apr 5, 2011
| 5:08 PM
Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say.
Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago City Council committee today recommended approval of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial expansion of public-private partnerships on major construction projects, setting the stage for a Wednesday vote by all 50 aldermen.
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries.
The vote was...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:34 PM
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....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
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.
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:13 AM
Chicago aldermen are expected to pass Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.3 billion budget plan by a wide margin today.
Chicagoans who abide by city rules face higher fees for water, vehicle stickers and garage parking.
And woe to city residents who run afoul of...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:39 PM
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...
| 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....
| 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...