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  • Food cart activist questions city's downtown food stand move

    Food cart activist questions city's downtown food stand move
    When the city announced this week that a nonprofit organization had been granted permission to sell Asian kale salad and other "healthy, local food" out of repurposed newsstands downtown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heralded the agreement as evidence of his...
  • Aldermen want red light camera hearing at City Council

    Aldermen want red light camera hearing at City Council
    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...
  • City to hire two more cigarette inspectors next year

    City to hire two more cigarette inspectors next year
    As he tries to win approval for a higher cigarette tax, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that he is stepping up city efforts to crack down on black-market smoke sales. With some aldermen balking at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 75-cents-a-pack cigarette tax...
  • Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats

    Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats
    The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards. The city should have 14...
  • 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...
  • Aldermen vote to ban minors from tanning salons

    Aldermen vote to ban minors from tanning salons
    Tanning beds in Chicago salons soon will be off limits to people younger than 18. The City Council today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the tan parlor ban in a move the sponsoring alderman said is aimed at protecting children from cancer. Ald. Debra...
  • Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession

    Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession
    A majority of Chicago aldermen have signed on to an ordinance that would allow police to write tickets instead of make arrests for small amounts of marijuana possession, a strong indicator the measure will pass when the City Council votes on it next week....
  • Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance

    Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s  proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
  • Sandi Jackson's successor sworn in as alderman

    Sandi Jackson's successor sworn in as alderman
    Former Illinois Department of Transportation official Natashia Holmes is the new 7th Ward alderman after the City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appointment of her to the South Side post. Holmes, 37, takes the seat vacated by former...
  • Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

    Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other. The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...