| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Chicago Cubs today won preliminary backing from aldermen to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s planned $300 million renovation of the iconic-but-aging ballpark.
The right field wall would be moved back...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The Chicago City Council today approved measures to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games, an advertising archway over Clark Street and permission to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Almost two years ago 2nd Ward alderman Bob Fioretti stood in the rain on a South Wabash Avenue corner and held up a street sign that read “Buddy Guy Way.”
Those who have carped about the proliferation of honorary street signs in Chicago over...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio’s...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reversed course and will reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson as City Hall's top watchdog oversees a lengthy audit of work done by the mayor's former comptroller, who abruptly resigned amid a federal bribery probe related...
| Aug 18, 2013
Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio's deputy treasurer....
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:51 AM
More than a year after Chicago aldermen thought they had settled the contentious issue of redrawing the city's 50 ward boundaries, the new map they approved is facing a challenge in federal court.
The remap is unconstitutional because it was designed to...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:57 AM
Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings.
| May 22, 2013
| 6:33 PM
After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process.
Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today applauded a move to nearly double the number of citywide selective enrollment seats at a South Loop high school, even as the local aldermen argued what's really needed is more spots for high school students who live in the...