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  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers

    Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers
    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...
  • Review: 'Crossroads' by John Milward

    Review: 'Crossroads' by John Milward
    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...
  • Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings

    Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings
    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. Chicago Public...
  • School closings disappoint many aldermen

    School closings disappoint many aldermen
    After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process. Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
  • Emanuel lauds Jones Prep expansion, alderman asks for new local high school

    Emanuel lauds Jones Prep expansion, alderman asks for new local high school
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today applauded a move to nearly double the number of citywide selective enrollment seats at a South Loop high school, even as the local aldermen argued what's really needed is more spots for high school students who live in the...
  • City Council signs off on Emanuel's billboard plan

    City Council signs off on Emanuel's billboard plan
    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...
  • Most aldermen back proposal to restore free water to nonprofits

    Most aldermen back proposal to restore free water to nonprofits
    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...