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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......
  • Chicago's red light cameras a hot issue in mayoral, aldermanic campaigns

    Chicago's red light cameras a hot issue in mayoral, aldermanic campaigns
    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...
  • Aldermen call for red light camera standards

    Aldermen call for red light camera standards
    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...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    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...
  • Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park

    Panel approves 6 more marijuana dispensaries, denies 1 for Wicker Park
    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...
  • Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    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...
  • Chicago city council committee passes minimum wage hike

    Chicago city council committee passes minimum wage hike
    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...