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  • Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda

     Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda
    The Chicago City Council's last meeting of the year Wednesday is expected to include approval of revised taxi regulations, delay on a controversial ethanol requirement and the settlement of more than $13 million in lawsuits arising from wrongful prosecutions and discriminatory firefighter fitness testing.
  • Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp

    Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp
    The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient. The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...

    Site not fit for a new school, neighbors say

    Site not fit for a new school, neighbors say
    Chicago Public Schools' plan to build an elementary school on polluted property in the shadow of the Chicago Skyway and an expiring coal-fired power plant near the Indiana border is raising the ire of parents in the working-class East Side neighborhood....

    African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map

    African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map
    A unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards. The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...

    Aldermen decry proposed library cuts, offer few solutions

    Aldermen decry proposed library cuts, offer few solutions
    Citing the library’s importance to education and community gathering, Chicago aldermen on Friday spent three hours voicing their opposition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to cut library staff and hours, though few had suggestions on how to...