| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Almost two years ago 2nd Ward alderman Bob Fioretti stood in the rain on a South Wabash Avenue corner and held up a street sign that read “Buddy Guy Way.”
Those who have carped about the proliferation of honorary street signs in Chicago over...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio’s...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:57 AM
Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings.
| 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...
| 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...