| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Free Sunday parking in a host of North Side and Northwest Side shopping districts soon would vanish under changes the City Council Transportation Committee endorsed today.
The switch is being delivered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in response to requests from...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The Chicago Cubs' quest to offer free remote parking this season will face its toughest challenge later this month.
The team will bring its plan before the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals on June 20, as it has formally requested a special-use permit...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Pedicabs are no longer allowed downtown during weekday rush hour periods, and they will be banned entirely on Michigan Avenue and State Street, under an ordinance approved by the City Council on Wednesday.
The restriction means that residents and...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza festgoers won’t be able to ride in pedicabs down Michigan Avenue this summer to escape the thousands of people pouring out of Grant Park.
That’s because Michigan Avenue and State Street are off-limits to...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans.
The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is offering a new pitch to long-suffering fans as he struggles to get a Wrigley Field renovation underway: If the rooftop owners are going to sue us anyway over blocked views into the stadium, we might as well get more...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Cubs' plan to offer free remote parking this season has been thrown a major curve.
The city recently ruled the team must apply for a special-use permit to operate its complimentary parking service on the Northwest Side, a move that places the much-...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Chicago Cubs today won preliminary backing from aldermen to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s planned $300 million renovation of the iconic-but-aging ballpark.
The right field wall would be moved back...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The Chicago City Council today approved measures to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games, an advertising archway over Clark Street and permission to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games at Wrigley Field, and the team has agreed to drop a proposed pedestrian bridge over Clark Street from its $500 million renovation plan.
Despite the steps by the mayor...