| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:32 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2012
Before Charlie Trotter revealed he had quit serving foie gras and suggested eating the liver of fellow Chicago chef Rick Tramonto, before Ald. Joe Moore proposed that the city ban the sale of the fat livers of force-fed ducks, before the City Council...
| Jan 18, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest, his latest retreat in the face of complaints from aldermen and protesters that he is trying to muzzle free speech during the May summits of world leaders.
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:07 AM
The Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders.
Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel easily won approval Wednesday for two measures that will tighten parade rules, increase fines for violating the restrictions and give him unfettered power to spend money on two international summits coming to Chicago in May.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Chicago Ald. Joe Moore said he didn’t want to be “presumptuous” that Gov. Pat Quinn soon could be naming him the new director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
But as the 49th Ward alderman worked the hallway behind the...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today prodded aldermen to pick from an approved list of construction projects when spending $1.3 million a year in discretionary funds within their wards.
Aldermen this year will still be able to spend so-called menu money as they...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:42 PM
President Obama is moving one of two major world summits from Chicago to the presidential retreat near Washington, with an aide saying the president has decided he wants a more "intimate" setting than his hometown for the May gathering.
The Group of...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Chicago's star turn on the world stage was cut in half Monday after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David.
The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however....
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight.
Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:13 a.m. A pair of Chicago City Council committees put off a vote today on a controversial ordinance that would force two coal-fired plants to convert to cleaner natural gas, cut their operations or shut......