| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Many folks who park in a Chicago garage or lot would pay more come July under a proposal the City Council Finance Committee endorsed Monday despite objections from the hotel industry.
Anyone who pays a parking fee of more than $25 for a weekday, $125...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Many folks who park in a Chicago garage or lot will pay more come July under a new tax structure the City Council approved today despite objections from the hotel industry.
Six aldermen, including Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, who represents downtown,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Facing heat from aldermen who want to break apart Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new deal with the company running the city’s parking meters, the mayor’s City Council allies took the unusual step Thursday of trumpeting support, but only for part...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Parent-teacher conferences are going on during this shortened Thanksgiving Day week in the Bethlehem Area School District. What a perfect time to publish online, the first-quarter honor roll. Jump to the next page to find your child's name at Broughal,...
| Jan 30, 2012
Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president.
Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week.
The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....
| Sep 16, 2012
Parking along the 0-100 block of West Randolph Street isn't cheap.
From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., it costs $5.75 an hour; overnight parking costs about half that amount.
At those rates, parking along the street for 24 hours would set you back a hefty $106.38....
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:28 AM
A coalition that wants to save the old Prentice Women's Hospital from the wrecking ball delivered petitions to the offices of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) today.
Northwestern University wants to demolish the old hospital at 333...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:00 AM
A Chicago alderman worries that fights could break out downtown between drivers of mobile food trucks over spaces, unless the city changes its ordinance.
Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, co-sponsored an ordinance that would allow mobile food trucks, with...
| Jul 20, 2012
After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee.
And while some...