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Change of SubjectWith apologies to the New Yorker, here are some words-of-one-syllable snippets from today's front page tale, Generous rules govern aldermen's pensions Retired council members stand to reap millions, thanks to a quietly engineered pension boost in 1991:...
SPRINGFIELD — A local government that gives an ex-lawmaker a fat paycheck would have to pick up the costs of any automatic increase in his state pension under a proposal the House passed overwhelmingly Thursday. House Republican leader Tom Cross of...
Clout StreetThe vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial infrastructure trust plan will be delayed for at least six days. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, quietly asked that the issue be deferred, shortly after the council voted to approve the mayor's speed-camera...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel's budget passed the Chicago City Council unanimously today, handing the mayor a major victory in his first year on the job. The 50-0 vote sets the city down a path next year of fee increases, layoffs of city workers and other belt-...
Clout StreetSome of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery. “No demonstration of...
Clout StreetThe same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted. “I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com. 1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago 2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
Lately, it seems you don't have to be anywhere near a garden to stop and smell the roses. Smell is the latest way that businesses are attempting to woo customers, whether it be the scented candles at Hampden shop In Watermelon Sugar, the vanilla and...
Clout StreetThe City Council Latino Caucus is opening its tent to non-Latino aldermen who represent --- or soon might represent --- wards with sizable Hispanic populations. The eight-member group will extend invitations to seven more aldermen who are not...
Clout StreetThe City Council today agreed to pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of an autistic boy police allegedly chased and clubbed for no reason at his family’s Little Village restaurant. The money will go to the Guzman family to benefit...
Clout StreetChicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen. But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...
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