| 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,...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:52 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:27 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:08 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:36 PM
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...