| Jul 7, 2011
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) introduced a measure that would require pedicab vehicles to be inspected regularly....
| Jul 14, 2011
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....
| Aug 15, 2011
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....
| Aug 19, 2011
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...
| Aug 23, 2011
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......
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:21 PM
Nearly 50 candidates for the Chicago City Council have signed a pledge to work for the removal of red light and speed cameras.
On Tuesday, when the Tribune hosts the first mayoral debate of the 2015 campaign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the only...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:27 PM
City officials would have to hold community meetings and provide evidence that red light ticket cameras would make specific intersections safer before they could install the devices going forward under a plan that also would establish standard lengths for...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:30 PM
The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:03 PM
A city zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others.
Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:07 AM
While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase.
In all, 28 of the city's 50...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A hike in Chicago's minimum wage was all but guaranteed this week after a city council committee passed an ordinance Monday that would raise the city's wage from $8.25 to $13 by 2019—a 57 percent increase.
"The working men and women of Chicago have...