| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson is in line to get a second term despite being a thorn in the side of the last two mayors after a key City Council committee endorsed his reappointment Tuesday.
The new four-year term would start next month,...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Chicago aldermen today gave the preliminary go-ahead to a plan to earmark $55 million in special tax district funds to help pay for a new hotel next to McCormick Place.
The City Council Finance Committee agreed to set aside the tax-increment financing...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In a move that will add to the city's mountain of debt, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won support Monday from the City Council's Finance Committee to issue up to $900 million in bonds backed by property taxes.
It's the largest request put forth during Emanuel's...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel convinced all but a handful of aldermen Wednesday to allow him to borrow $900 million with no debate and without saying how much of the money would be spent.
The 43-4 vote gives the Emanuel administration the power to issue $900...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Chicago taxpayers still could end up pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of the company leasing the city's parking meters under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revamp of the much-reviled deal, a Tribune analysis has found.
Most of the...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2011
The Harris family's life began to unravel around dawn on the last day of August.
R.J. Harris, who is 77, was in bed when a noise jolted him awake.
Bam. What was that?
Bam. It sounded like an explosion.
Bam. The front door swung open and officers in...