| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month.
In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the City Council Workforce Development and Audit Committee.
The deal, already endorsed by the rank-and-file firefighters and emergency...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The Emanuel administration proposed a $5.75 million court settlement for a man badly injured by a fallen branch from a parkway tree that was the subject of repeated complaints to the city, according to court records and a City Council document filed...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:10 AM
A $350 million proposal to build twin high rises, other buildings and redevelop four existing structures at the former Children's Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park is headed to a full City Council vote next week after the Zoning Committee today...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today.
As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 5:08 PM
Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say.
Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...
| May 18, 2011
| 3:17 PM
New 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith took steps at her first City Council meeting today to try to stop construction of a controversial grocery store and condominiums on the former Lincoln Park Hospital site.
Smith's successful election campaign included a...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The company behind the controversial Lincoln Park Hospital site redevelopment has agreed to scale down its plans, place further limits on truck traffic and donate money to a local school and park, 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith said today.
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Absent significant pension system reforms, it would cost the city an extra $1.5 billion a year beginning in 2016 to start the process of restoring financial health to its pension funds, aldermen were warned Monday.
If those costs kicked in, services...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:21 PM
A plan to transform the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park into condominium towers and storefronts is in limbo after the local alderman rejected the proposal for the high-profile site in one of Chicago’s toniest...