| May 17, 2013
I've got a feeling that in some weird, alternate universe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making a decent living playing hide-the-pea.
You know the game, don't you?
First, you put your money down. Then Mr. Misdirection places a pea under one of three cups....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Drivers would have to feed most Chicago parking meters for more hours every day except Sunday under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced as part of a deal to settle a long-running dispute with the private firm that holds the controversial 75-year meter...
| 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, 2012
| 10:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was frustrated that doubters of his controversial speed-camera plan were ignoring a city study he said offered compelling proof of the life-saving impact of camera technology.
That study, the mayor said in an interview last month,...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Aldermen today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel for information to back up his contention that speed cameras near schools and parks are about saving lives, rather than swelling city coffers.
The demand for data came as Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Gaztro-Wagon announced today on Twitter that its Edgewater storefront (5973 N. Clark St.) has closed its doors. The food truck, one of Chicago mobile food's pioneering efforts, will go on hiatus until spring.
The decision was a financial one, said...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:36 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for speed cameras near Chicago schools and parks passed in a City Council committee late Wednesday.
Emanuel offered a revised ordinance ahead of Wednesday's hearing, and the final vote was 7-3. Emanuel's new plan reduced fines...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 10:37 AM
For the last several months, the City of Chicago has been mysteriously stripped of metal tree grates and sewer covers.
Officials believe that on Thursday they uncovered a cache of the items worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a West Side...
| Jul 25, 2012
On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries.
The vote was...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Ever since Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance last month that would allow food trucks to serve freshly cooked meals around the city, truck owners have been hoping for significant changes.
On Wednesday, the day before a public hearing on the...