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  • 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 to announce Tuesday.
  • Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up

    Wrigley rooftops' political donations dry up
    The bitter quarrel between the Chicago Cubs and nearby rooftop owners over signs at Wrigley Field remains hot, but the rooftops' political contributions have cooled off this year. The city's landmarks commission has approved a plan to upgrade the...

    Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban

    Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban
    A Chicago alderman has put forward a proposal he says is the first step toward requiring the City Council to agree not to rehire city employees fired for misconduct. Ald. Patrick O'Connor, 40th, introduced a resolution to the City Council this week...

    Chicago aldermen resist reducing their hiring power

    Chicago aldermen resist reducing their hiring power
    Although Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to close a loophole that for decades allowed city employees fired for misconduct to get hired at other government agencies, aldermen have refused to go along when it comes to the hundreds of jobs they control,...

    Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners

    Cubs battle over Wrigley signs with rooftop owners
    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is offering a new pitch to long-suffering fans as he struggles to get a Wrigley Field renovation underway: If the rooftop owners are going to sue us anyway over blocked views into the stadium, we might as well get more...