| 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 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 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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:14 PM
A trio of city officials are pushing a measure to award free city stickers to decorated veterans.
City Clerk Susana Mendoza joined with Alds. Timothy Cullerton, 38th, and James Balcer, 11th, in supporting a proposed ordinance to waive payment for vehicle...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel skirted a pair of hot button issues today, declining to weigh in on the city’s $6.2 million settlement with anti-war protesters and the flap over the design of the new city stickers.
The twin topics are two of the biggest stories...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:29 PM
City Clerk Susana Mendoza unveiled a city vehicle sticker with a simple design Tuesday as she sought to move beyond the controversy that erupted when she yanked a teen's winning sticker artwork amid concerns it might contain street gang symbols.
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Latino and African American aldermen today prodded Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would allow Chicago to get a casino.
The City Council members said a casino would help create badly needed jobs for the city’s minorities because it would...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state."
Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Plans for a new pawn shop in Little Village got a boost Tuesday despite opposition from City Clerk Susana Mendoza and community members who argued the store won’t be a positive addition to a Southwest Side shopping area.
The City Council Zoning...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:31 PM
Rahm Emanuel's inaugural celebration will be as much about setting a tone for how he wants Chicagoans to perceive his administration as about commemorating his ascendancy to mayor.
The planning team is going for festive, but not too festive. After all,...
| May 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Today, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change. For all the parents who deserve a school system that expects every student to earn......