| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel did little today to resolve a dispute with Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, saying he welcomes an audit by Ferguson of the savings in the city's grid garbage pick-up system but only once the city has finished rolling out the program....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:35 AM
State Rep. Deb Mell said Thursday she officially entered the running to succeed her father, Richard Mell, as alderman, making her a favorite to continue 37 years of Mell family representation in the 33rd Ward.
Mell, who filed her online application with...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Among the myriad political parlor games at City Hall, one of the longest running is the annual speculation about whether Northwest Side Ald. Richard Mell will finally step down.
Mell, 74 and the second-longest serving alderman on the City Council,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday night that he will accept online applications from people who want to succeed former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson and ask a committee to winnow the field of contenders.
The web site will be up Friday and the panel will...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Chicago aldermen today balked at an ethics reform bill proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even after the mayor agreed to heavily dilute provisions after City Council members fretted about the potential use of anonymous complaints for political retribution....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Chicago City Council today voted to pay more than $5.4 million to settle three legal cases, including two involving alleged police misconduct.
In the most high-profile case, $4.1 million will be paid to the family of Flint Farmer, an unarmed man who...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:24 PM
In the last stop on his Chicago City Council farewell tour, recently retired 33rd Ward Ald. Dick Mell on Wednesday imparted the same advice a political veteran gave him after Mell took office in 1975.
As with many things at City Hall, it involved...
| Jun 10, 2013
On January 4, Fran Spielman of the Sun-Times reported: Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) — powerful chairman of the City Council’s Rules Committee and father-in-law of convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — has told associates he is preparing to...
| Jul 6, 2013
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Jul 5, 2013
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
| Jul 9, 2013
From "Scrappy alderman looks back with pride," the Tribune's interview with retiring Ald. Dick Mell (33rd) when asked about the patronage jobs he'd controlled: The jobs that I really thought were great ones were the bridge tender jobs. At one......