| May 20, 2015
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:40 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...