| Apr 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Kristen Mack at 5:25 p.m. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today said his support of a slew of incumbents in Tuesday's aldermanic runoff election doesn't mean he backs business as usual. Of the 10 incumbents, Emanuel is supporting eight of......
| Apr 5, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Posted by Cynthia Dizikes, Monique Garcia, Dahleen Glanton and Kristen Mack at 7:20 p.m.; last updated at 9:05 p.m. Long-serving 6th Ward Ald. Freddrenna Lyle conceded defeat tonight to challenger Roderick Sawyer, son of former Chicago Mayor Eugene...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Posted by Hal Dardick at John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know......
| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:39 PM
The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day.
“With this resolution the city of...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:54 PM
Chicago Teachers Union officials want to make their case directly to aldermen to counter the blitz Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has undertaken to institute a longer school day.
Union president Karen Lewis sent out letters to aldermen...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money.
The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8.
| May 1, 2012
| 5:29 AM
When Chicago aldermen floated a proposal in 1987 to boost their city pensions dramatically, Mayor Harold Washington's administration dismissed it as an arrogant ploy that lacked even a cursory cost analysis.
Three years later, the proposal still didn't...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Homeless people seeking overnight help in finding shelter are on their own when it comes to transportation, after Chicago cut the 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. outreach crews that once hit the streets during those hours, a top city official said today.
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:34 PM
A majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, expressing concerns about the administration’s proposed cuts to libraries, public health centers, graffiti removal teams and the city’s 911 center....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting Thursday to consider a new map of the city’s 50 wards, but the aldermen leading the effort to reach a political compromise said the final vote may not come until early next week.