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Margaret Laurino

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  • Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships. The plum assignments come with...
  • City's Albany Park residents eagerly await stormwater tunnel

    City's Albany Park residents eagerly await stormwater tunnel
    As April showers fall, Albany Park residents are holding their breath. Two years ago, the neighborhood was recovering from heavy rains and rising river levels that left basements underwater and possessions destroyed. Maria Quinlan, who has lived on...
  • City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council. 32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
  • Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates

    Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates
    Please tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. That question has become something of a tradition here when the Editorial Board seeks out the views of candidates in each election cycle. We ask them what they think about the hot issues of...
  • Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    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...
  • Teen charged with criminal sex abuse in Sauganash incident

    Teen charged with criminal sex abuse in Sauganash incident
    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...
  • Aviation chief: O'Hare noise problems won't go away

    Aviation chief: O'Hare noise problems won't go away
    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...
  • Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem

     Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem
    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. On Tuesday,...
  • City to install more jet noise monitors in Chicago

    City to install more jet noise monitors in Chicago
    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...
  • Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation

    Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation
    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...
  • Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep

    Aldermen could teach teens a thing or two about getting enough sleep
    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...