| 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....
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to hire a private consultant to study how garbage is collected to help Chicago switch from its time-honored ward-by-ward trash pickup to a grid-based system.
The new administration says it just wants to figure out whether...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:05 PM
The company that owns two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants targeted by environmental activists could be forced to talk clean-up with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after an ordinance was unveiled today that could halt their operations.
Although a nearly...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking state lawmakers to allow Chicago to use red-light cameras to automatically ticket drivers who speed through school safety zones.
The administration says it’s about public safety, but skeptics note violators would pay...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:48 PM
A freshman Chicago alderman concerned about the potential for a new class of permanently unemployed workers wants to ban the rejection of job applicants because of bad credit histories or gaps in employment.
The goal, said Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, is to...