| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The Chicago City Council today unanimously voted to approve a deal for the city to buy electricity in bulk on behalf of residents and small businesses.
The 50-0 vote gives Mayor Rahm Emanuel permission to ink the deal with Integrys Energy Services as...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Absent significant pension system reforms, it would cost the city an extra $1.5 billion a year beginning in 2016 to start the process of restoring financial health to its pension funds, aldermen were warned Monday.
If those costs kicked in, services...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today.
The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera plan in an effort to build...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight.
Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
| 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...
| May 15, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Chicago aldermen are weighing whether to ask voters in November if the city should try to negotiate lower electric rates for residents and small retailers — a step approved by voters in more than 200 Illinois villages and cities in March.
| Oct 29, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Emboldened by the political strength it gained through this year’s City Council remap, Latino aldermen and their allies said Monday that they are taking steps to form two non-profit organizations that will push their issues and dole out...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Chicago aldermen were busy handing out recognition on Wednesday for the successful NATO summit.
Councilman praised Mayor Emanuel, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, and other officials for their handling of the summit.
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to. This memorable sentiment, penned in April 2000, by former Reagan administration speechwriter Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal column, has long served as the inspiration for my...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:32 PM
I know, I know. Woulda, coulda, shoulda … But ask yourself: What if, back in early 2002, then-Mayor Richard Daley had shown a bit of loyalty, leadership and courage during the Democratic primary race for governor? He very well could......