| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:35 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:43 AM
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.
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:13 PM
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-...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:44 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:09 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:25 AM
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,...