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  • Minimum wage hike backers seek support of North Side aldermen

    Minimum wage hike backers seek support of North Side aldermen
    Supporters of a $15 minimum wage in Chicago will embark on a North Side bus tour this morning to rally outside the offices of two aldermen they want to back their proposal, plus a McDonald's restaurant to highlight the plight of low-wage workers.
  • Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog

    Chicago aldermen want to curb their watchdog
    We've often wondered if Faisal Khan knew what he was getting into when he accepted the job as Chicago's first legislative watchdog. Now we know. "I cannot believe the third biggest metropolis in this country has operated in terms of ethics the way...

    City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors

    City Council watchdog: Ethics cases sent to prosecutors
    Allegations of criminal misconduct by Chicago aldermen are being reviewed by county, state and federal prosecutors, the City Council’s internal watchdog said Wednesday. “We have cases currently pending...that hopefully will result in...

    Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed

    Alderman pushes through watchdog limits week after being probed
    Ald. Patrick O'Connor quickly pushed through an ordinance Wednesday that limits the ability of the City Council's watchdog to investigate aldermen's campaign finances — a week after that investigator received permission to open an ethics probe of O'...

    City Council wants reform the Chicago Way

     City Council wants reform the Chicago Way
    The national view of Chicago Democratic politicians is that they're messianic reformers like the young Moses we sent to Washington, or they're colorful yet environmentally green rogues with short shanks and hot tempers. Unfortunately, what came out of...