| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:51 AM
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:05 AM
West Side Democratic leaders were unable to reach consensus Tuesday on a challenger to indicted Rep. Derrick Smith, but among the three finalists is the girlfriend of 28th Ward Ald. Jason Ervin.
Democratic committeemen will reconvene Wednesday to make...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:56 PM
West Side Democratic leaders today picked a onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to run against indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith this fall.
The panel chose attorney Lance Tyson, who once worked for Stroger, over Chicago Police...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:19 PM
The city will add two crews to its rodent poisoning teams to respond to a spike in the number of rat complaints around Chicago.
Four Streets and Sanitation workers who are on duty disability will be brought back to work to join the 15 two-person crews...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 2:33 PM
West Side Democratic leaders on Friday picked Chicago police officer Eddie Winters to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Derrick Smith, who was kicked out of office over a federal bribery charge by his Illinois House colleagues last week.
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:19 PM
For a time Monday, visitors to aldermen's offices at City Hall office were greeted by a 7-year-old whose Mets cap was barely visible over the top of a desk.
Chicago teachers were out on strike, so Roberto Maldonado II wasn’t at Drummond...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:25 PM
In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines.
South Side aldermen – previously...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting Thursday to consider a new map of the city’s 50 wards, but the aldermen leading the effort to reach a political compromise said the final vote may not come until early next week.
| Jan 18, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest, his latest retreat in the face of complaints from aldermen and protesters that he is trying to muzzle free speech during the May summits of world leaders.
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries.
The vote was...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money.
The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8.