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  • Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be?
  • 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...

    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.  ...

    Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?

    Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?
    I never thought I would have to fight for a grocery store in my ward. When I was first elected alderman of the 5th Ward in 1999, I naively thought retailers would flock to this South Side community after taking note of all of its selling points —...

    Chicago looking at added Dumpster fee

    Chicago looking at added Dumpster fee
    Owners of commercial Dumpsters would face an additional city fee as part of a plan to require them to add identification tags to the receptacles that would allow workers to use electronic devices to determine whether the permit fees are up to date. The...