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Richard F. Mell

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  • Mell has political game plan for retirement

    Mell has political game plan for retirement
    Like the seasoned pro he is, Ald. Richard Mell today floated a straightforward political solution to his upcoming retirement: Appoint his daughter, state Rep. Deb Mell, to his 33rd Ward seat and then install his aldermanic aide Jaime Andrade to take her...
  • Aldermen react to teachers strike

    Aldermen react to teachers strike
    Chicago aldermen are sharing their opinions on Wednesday onĀ the teachers' strike. The council members are doing their best to avoid taking sides, but are hoping the two parties are putting theĀ interest of the kids first. “I think that if everybody...
  • Emanuel police cuts push draws criticism

    Emanuel police cuts push draws criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to slash tens of millions of dollars from the Chicago Police Department and already is running into heavy criticism from police union leaders who question whether it's all "a stunt." Making those kind of major...
  • Aldermen back Emanuel push for Chicago casino

    Aldermen back Emanuel push for Chicago casino
    The City Council today backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to get Gov. Pat Quinn to sign off on a major gambling expansion that would bring a casino to Chicago. One after another stood up to say a casino would bring new jobs and generate $20 million a month...
  • Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats

    Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats
    Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
  • City Council hears about homeless cuts; librarians protest at mayor's office

    City Council hears about homeless cuts; librarians protest at mayor's office
    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. Family and...
  • City wants crackdown on disabled-parking abuse

    City wants crackdown on disabled-parking abuse
    City Hall next year plans to crack down on drivers who fraudulently use disabled-parking placards to park free at meters and in more convenient spots elsewhere, officials said today. Karen Tamley, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People...
  • City Council schedules ward remap hearings

    City Council schedules ward remap hearings
    A City Council committee that will remap the city’s 50 wards on Tuesday recommended an initial round of public hearings that would start Wednesday without any formal public notice and no proposed map to review. Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, chairman...
  • Aldermen pick New York lawyer to be watchdog on a leash

    Aldermen pick New York lawyer to be watchdog on a leash
    Eighteen months after creating the post of City Council inspector general, aldermen Wednesday finally named a New York attorney to fill the job—at a part-time salary of $60,000. Faisal Khan will appear next week before the council Rules Committee,...
  • Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats

    Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats
    The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards. The city should have 14...
  • Latino aldermen press for ward remap deal

    Latino aldermen press for ward remap deal
    Members of the City Council's Latino Caucus today say they will submit their own plan to redraw Chicago's wards Thursday if last-ditch negotiations fail to achieve a compromise agreeable to them and groups of white and African-American aldermen. After...