| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel had food truck enthusiasts licking their lips.
His campaign positions on mobile food seemed to guarantee speedy passage of a new ordinance that could foster a robust Chicago food truck scene.
But 10 months after Ald....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial infrastructure trust plan will be delayed for at least six days.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, quietly asked that the issue be deferred, shortly after the council voted to approve the mayor's speed-camera...
| 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...
| 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 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to hire a private consultant to study how garbage is collected to help Chicago switch from its time-honored ward-by-ward trash pickup to a grid-based system.
The new administration says it just wants to figure out whether...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval today of a 25-year deal that will replace a clout-heavy concession operator at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal with a company that’s pledged to invest $26.2 million to improve the quality of...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...