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Thomas M. Tunney

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  • Pedicabs now in City Council’s sights

     
    Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) introduced a measure that would require pedicab vehicles to be inspected regularly....
  • Has your home been marked by Tunney?

     
    Is your address clearly displayed on both the front and back of your property? If the answer is "no," Tom Tunney's office may be headed your way....
  • New roadblocks for pedicabs?

     
    Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes Wrigleyville—a pedicab hot spot—last month re-introduced an ordinance that would, among other things, keep pedicab operators away from downtown before 7 p.m. during the workweek....
  • Parking ban seeks to put the brakes on crime

     
    A pilot parking ban in Boystown—an attempt to curb illegal activity—goes into effect Friday night and community leaders expect the initiative will provide police with improved sightlines to the sidewalks. According to 44th Ward Alderman Tom...
  • Get on the grid: City can save tens of millions by scrapping antiquated garbage-collection system

     
    I'm guessing garbage collection isn't your area of expertise. Mine neither. But if the city of Chicago were to come to us and ask us to create a rough design for a household refuse-collection system, there's almost no chance we'd......
  • 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....
  • Something new for Clarke's on Belmont

    Something new for Clarke's on Belmont
    What's up with Clarke's at 930 W. Belmont Ave.? Depends, I guess, on what you read or whom you ask. Closed for good, says DNAInfo.com, citing the office of Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th. The restaurant has been closed since April, the site reports. Closed for...
  • Tighter security for Chicago's Pride Parade

    Tighter security for Chicago's Pride Parade
    Chicago's Pride Parade organizers have hired 90 off-duty police officers to supplement police presence at this year’s parade, part of an effort to crack down on public drinking and other problems. A “heavy police presence,” new security...
  • Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships. The plum assignments come with...
  • Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech

    Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office to begin his second term Monday and took the unusual step of focusing his inaugural address on a single issue: The lack of opportunity facing Chicago's disadvantaged youths. The mayor's decision to home in on...
  • Still seeing red over traffic cameras

    Still seeing red over traffic cameras
    Drivers in Chicago deserve to know three things about the city's red light enforcement cameras: Are they fair? Are they safe? Are they necessary? Two years worth of reporting by Tribune reporters provide plenty of reason to question all of those things....