| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The board of George Lucas' proposed museum on Wednesday unanimously agreed to take up Chicago's offer of a lakefront site to house the “Star Wars” creator's trove of art and movie memorabilia.
The location south of Soldier Field has...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:36 PM
On June 2, Seattle's city council raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Exactly one week later, Mayor Emanuel's working group on the minimum wage will have its first public hearing to discuss a wage increase in Chicago.
Monday night's hearing is the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s idea of expanding Soldier Field was met with questions Wednesday about how the city would pay for added seats and whether it’s a prudent move given the city’s shaky finances.
The administration’s stadium...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The City Council on Tuesday voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion budget plan, which will boost a host of taxes, fines and fees for 2014 but leaves the politically toxic property, sales and gas taxes at current levels.
It was the third...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The city aldermen who proposed allowing greater levels of nudity at Chicago strip clubs now opposes his own measure, saying it would make more changes than he wanted.
“It’s different than I originally intended,” said Ald. Scott...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:56 PM
All private employers in Chicago would be required to provide paid sick days to their workers under a new proposal backed by a majority of the city’s 50 aldermen.
If the proposal sponsored by Aldermen Proco “Joe” Moreno, 1st and Toni...