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  • Emanuel speed camera ordinance passes City Council committee

    Emanuel speed camera ordinance passes City Council committee
    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...
  • Furor hurts, mystifies family

    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...
  • Possible movement on food truck ordinance makes some truckers nervous

    Possible movement on food truck ordinance makes some truckers nervous
    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....
  • Emanuel to wait on controversial trust vote

    Emanuel to wait on controversial trust vote
    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...
  • Gaztro-Wagon storefront to close

    Gaztro-Wagon storefront to close
    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...
  • City Council passes new ward map, 41-8

    City Council passes new ward map, 41-8
    Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City CouncilĀ  approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries. The vote was...
  • Emanuel wants consultant to make trash collection more efficient

    Emanuel wants consultant to make trash collection more efficient
    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...
  • O'Hare concessions deal sails through City Council

    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...
  • Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen

    Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen
    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. 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...
  • Police investigate discovery of dozens of metal covers belonging to city

    Police investigate discovery of dozens of metal covers belonging to city
    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...