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  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
  • Cubs get split decision at first Wrigley public hearing

    Cubs get split decision at first Wrigley public hearing
    The Cubs earned a partial early victory for their ambitious Wrigley Field construction plan Thursday, getting a preliminary signoff to move back the outfield walls and make other changes to the aging ballpark. But consideration of the most controversial...
  • Cubs in line for property tax break on Wrigley Field work

    Cubs in line for property tax break on Wrigley Field work
    If the Wrigley Field renovation is completed as planned, the Ricketts family stands to get a substantial property tax break available to land owners who rehabilitate historic structures. The Chicago Landmarks Commission on Thursday endorsed the tax...
  • Watchdog alleges ethics breach by Ald. Moore

    Watchdog alleges ethics breach by Ald. Moore
    In a case of only-in-Chicago political timing, the White House announced Monday it would honor Ald. Joe Moore as a “pioneer for political reform,” the same day the veteran City Council member revealed he has spoken to FBI agents about...
  • Emanuel warm to right field Wrigley party deck over Sheffield

    Emanuel warm to right field Wrigley party deck over Sheffield
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today sounded supportive of allowing the Cubs to build a right field party deck over Sheffield Avenue, pointing out that the Ricketts family and the rooftop owners both like the idea while adding it's important to get the community's...
  • Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks

    Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks
    Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
  • Emanuel says he welcomes garbage savings audit -- but not yet

    Emanuel says he welcomes garbage savings audit -- but not yet
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel did little today to resolve a dispute with Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, saying he welcomes an audit by Ferguson of the savings in the city's grid garbage pick-up system but only once the city has finished rolling out the program....
  • Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue

    Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue
    Even after the City Council unanimously signed off Wednesday on the Cubs' $500 million remake of Wrigley Field and the neighboring area, the exact scope and starting day of the project remained uncertain. That's because Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued...
  • Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down

    Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down
    Whoa. Just hold on. Anyone who has been a Cubs fan for more than one season should know something about skepticism. It's time to recall that training, friends. This proposal for Wrigley Field is neither a good deal nor a done one. The changes being...
  • Ald. Tunney: Elaine Place giraffes should return

    Ald. Tunney: Elaine Place giraffes should return
    Ald. Tom Tunney misses the Elaine Place giraffes, too, everyone. The sculptures of two giraffes and a nanny goat, by artist John Kearney, had been a fixture in Lakeview until their removal two weeks ago from their location on Elaine Place after the sale...
  • Most older residential towers fail to meet tougher fire standards

    Most older residential towers fail to meet tougher fire standards
    Years after owners of high-rise buildings were ordered to improve fire safety, more than half of Chicago's older residential towers have failed to implement changes that meet the city's tougher standards, records show. Of the roughly 700 residential...