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  • 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,...
  • Some aldermen want hearings on fixing or dumping Taste of Chicago

    Some aldermen want hearings on fixing or dumping Taste of Chicago
    A group of aldermen today called for hearings on whether Taste of Chicago should be restructured or even eliminated in the face of years of financial losses. Ald. Robert Fioretti, a sponsor of the non-binding resolution, suggested Taste may have run...
  • City adds two crews to deal with rat complaints

    City adds two crews to deal with rat complaints
    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...
  • Police officer picked to fill Derrick Smith seat in Illinois House

    Police officer picked to fill Derrick Smith seat in Illinois House
    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.   Winters will...
  • Chicago aldermen split on schools strike

    Chicago aldermen split on schools strike
    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...
  • Push for blues, jazz showcase on old Motor Row gains steam

    Push for blues, jazz showcase on old Motor Row gains steam
    It will take some time and a good amount of money, but city planners hope the historic Motor Row stretch of South Michigan Avenue will one day become a living showcase for the city’s blues and jazz legacies. To help make that happen, a City Council...
  • Chicago police review board reforms gain steam

    Chicago police review board reforms gain steam
    After years of resistance, a Chicago alderman's plan to shed more light on the largely secretive work of the city's police discipline review board gained momentum today.Under Ald. Robert Fioretti's proposal, the votes of the nine-member Police Board would...
  • Chicago police review board reforms pass

    Chicago police review board reforms pass
    The City Council today approved a plan to shed more light on the largely secretive work of the city's police discipline review board. When the plan takes effect in 90 days, the individual votes of the nine-member Police Board will have to be posted...
  • African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map

    African-American aldermen propose new Chicago ward map
    A unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards. The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...