| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced five different approaches in the past two months aimed at smoothing over the scourge of potholes that pock Chicago streets.
There's good reason the data-driven Emanuel has been fixated on crumbling pavement: City Hall...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Drivers in Chicago have a one-day reprieve to avoid late fees and potential tickets for lapsed city vehicle stickers, after a problem with City Clerk Susana Mendoza's computer system prompted her to extend the traditional grace period.
From about 6 p.m....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:01 PM
A hearty "well done" to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza for greatly simplifying and streamlining the processes of renewing Illinois driver's licenses and Chicago city stickers, respectively.
The state now...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:54 AM
Parking in a Chicago garage or lot will be more costly for drivers who pay premium rates, but those who find deals would pay less under a measure Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed Wednesday.
The idea is to switch city parking taxes from a complicated...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Chicago drivers can now make their annual payment for the privilege of keeping a car in the city.
City stickers went on sale this week at City Clerk Susana Mendoza's office, online and at some currency exchanges. The stickers also can be purchased...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Betty Brewer is a petite woman with a warm smile, but last summer the grandmother stood tall against a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl from a grocery in Rogers Park.
“Oh, you’re trying to take the little girl home are...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
The Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday.
Here's a roundup:
*Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for raising water fees to repair an aging system, hiring new police and putting in place a congestion tax on downtown parking.
The new mayor delivered his first budget address to theChicago City Council and said change...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended lowering the weight benchmark at which SUV and mini-van owners will have to pay more for city stickers, saying he based his decision on data showing which vehicles cause the most damage to streets.
The change, which...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Monday her office has begun cross-checking Illinois secretary of state car registration information to crackdown on city sticker scofflaws.
“I think that’s just such low hanging fruit, that’s...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:58 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced more than $10 million in changes to his proposed budget for next year to try to satisfy the concerns of aldermen troubled by cuts to the library system and other areas, as well as his vehicle sticker price increase.