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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Emanuel's budget unanimously approved

    Emanuel's budget unanimously approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget passed the Chicago City Council unanimously today, handing the mayor a major victory in his first year on the job. The 50-0 vote sets the city down a path next year of fee increases, layoffs of city workers and other belt-...
  • Aldermen react to teachers strike

    Aldermen react to teachers strike
    Chicago aldermen are sharing their opinions on Wednesday on the teachers' strike. The council members are doing their best to avoid taking sides, but are hoping the two parties are putting the interest of the kids first. “I think that if everybody...
  • $1.5 billion a year cost to fix pensions?

    $1.5 billion a year cost to fix pensions?
    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...
  • City Council's Latino aldermen form issues group

    City Council's Latino aldermen form issues group
    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...
  • City Council delivers praise for NATO Summit

    City Council delivers praise for NATO Summit
    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.   ...
  • Emanuel ethics reforms pass City Council panel

    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....