| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:07 AM
While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase.
In all, 28 of the city's 50...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes.
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Aldermen pressing for a firm commitment from the city to reduce noise from jets at O'Hare International Airport were told Friday by the outgoing aviation commissioner that "airplanes do create noise."
Regarding the record number of O'Hare noise...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A 17-year-old boy was charged Sunday and accused of slapping a woman on her buttocks recently in the city's Sauganash neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
The boy, who police did not identify because of his age, has been charged with criminal sexual...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:05 PM
The Emanuel administration is willing to meet at least one demand of sleepless residents affected by changes in jet noise patterns at O'Hare International Airport by installing more noise monitors in Chicago and several suburbs, officials are expected...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest.
Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
| Sep 12, 2014
I used to think that Chicago aldermen stayed up late into the night scheming on how to waste the taxpayers' money:
Like making a quick buck with phony contracts to sell dead rats on coat hangers as earmuffs to homeless blind men.
But it turns out I...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Two Chicago aldermen whose wards are awash in jet noise are calling for hearings on the new air-traffic patterns at O'Hare International Airport.
Alds. Mary O’Connor, 41st, and Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward, introduced a resolution at Wednesday's...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A high-ranking Cook County official from a prominent Democratic family retired late last year after the county's chief internal watchdog recommended he be fired for coercing government workers into donating to the campaign of then-County Board President...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city.
Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A Cook County commissioner plans to propose a resolution Wednesday calling for a mandatory “fly-quiet” program during overnight hours at O’Hare International Airport to address increasing jet noise from a new runway layout.