| Aug 1, 2014
Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be?
Really, really dumb.
Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Illinois' most high-profile Democrats have pushed in recent months to increase the minimum wage—but experts have offered mixed opinions on whether they will actually be successful, considering the looming election season.
“It depends on what...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Medical marijuana dispensaries will be sprouting up in Chicago's commercial and business districts, such as the trendy West Loop and River North areas, under a city council measure approved Wednesday restricting where the facilities can open their doors....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:18 PM
A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:59 AM
An alderman considering a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raised a little over 10 percent of the money he estimates it would take to mount a challenge to the incumbent in 2015.
Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd, has $326,000 in his campaign fund, according to...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The board of George Lucas' proposed museum on Wednesday unanimously agreed to take up Chicago's offer of a lakefront site to house the “Star Wars” creator's trove of art and movie memorabilia.
The location south of Soldier Field has...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:08 PM
An alderman is calling for a hearing on a city deal to allow researchers to install data-collection sensors on Chicago light poles, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration first should have gotten City Council approval before going ahead with the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:36 PM
On June 2, Seattle's city council raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Exactly one week later, Mayor Emanuel's working group on the minimum wage will have its first public hearing to discuss a wage increase in Chicago.
Monday night's hearing is the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s idea of expanding Soldier Field was met with questions Wednesday about how the city would pay for added seats and whether it’s a prudent move given the city’s shaky finances.
The administration’s stadium...