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  • City Council signs off on Emanuel's billboard plan

    City Council signs off on Emanuel's billboard plan
    The City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow a conglomerate to build nearly three dozen digital billboards along city expressways in exchange for a lease of at least 20 years. The deal with Interstate-JCDecaux passed 43-6. It had...
  • Most aldermen back proposal to restore free water to nonprofits

    Most aldermen back proposal to restore free water to nonprofits
    A majority of Chicago aldermen have signed on to a proposal to once again provide free city water to many nonprofit organizations across the city. The proposal, sponsored by Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd, and Ald. Howard Brookins, 21st, would restore free...
  • Emanuel not inclined to go back to free water for non-profit groups

    Emanuel not inclined to go back to free water for non-profit groups
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that restoring free water service to churches and non-profit agencies as some aldermen suggest would reverse a campaign promise he’s fulfilled. “I pledged in the campaign that we were not going to give away...
  • George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits

    George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits
    More than 100 religious leaders and a handful of aldermen today called for a repeal of the water fee imposed on non-profits by the city last year. "The lake is a gift from God," said Cardinal Francis George said. "We feel sometimes we should charge...
  • Emanuel's budget passes City Council 46-3

    Emanuel's budget passes City Council 46-3
    The Chicago City Council today easily approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.5 billion budget for next year.As aldermen met, the only debate was over the mayor’s expected margin of victory. Last year, the City Council voted 50-0 to approve Emanuel's...
  • Ald. Jackson a no-show for Council budget vote

    Ald. Jackson a no-show for Council budget vote
    Amid questions concerning her Congressman husband's whereabouts, Alderman Sandi Jackson (7th Ward) says she is dealing with hard times by working for the residents of her ward -- yet she was not in attendance at today's City Council meeting. Jackson...
  • Emanuel whistleblower protections step closer to reality

    Emanuel whistleblower protections step closer to reality
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to expand protections for regular folks who face retaliation for reporting city wrongdoing won praise as a concept but criticism for the details Tuesday. Since it was first established in 2004, the city’s so-...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers

    Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers
    U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are scheduled to be in the Chicago area this weekend on fundraising missions. Pelosi, the former House speaker from California, is headlining a...
  • Emanuel budget speech: No tax hikes, but pension woes loom

    Emanuel budget speech: No tax hikes, but pension woes loom
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a new budget that he says doesn't include new tax, fine or fee increases but contains a warning about the financial havoc the city's looming government worker pension problem could wreak. Much of the mayor's speech is...
  • Aldermen seek to help Emanuel keep ethics campaign pledge

    Aldermen seek to help Emanuel keep ethics campaign pledge
    A group of self-styled reform aldermen said Thursday they want to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel live up to his campaign pledge to give the city’s top corruption buster unfettered access to city documents, though it’s unclear whether the push will...
  • Chicago parking tax changes pass despite opposition

    Chicago parking tax changes pass despite opposition
    Many folks who park in a Chicago garage or lot will pay more come July under a new tax structure the City Council approved today despite objections from the hotel industry. Six aldermen, including Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, who represents downtown,...