| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight.
Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Spurred by complaints from weary residents awoken by noisy, middle-of-the-night garbage pickups, the alderman who represents much of downtown Chicago is pushing a measure to inflict more financial pain on waste haulers that break city rules banning the...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
| Jan 24, 2010
Not long after developer Anthony Rossi got City Hall approval for a much-needed zoning change in downtown Chicago, he received a surprising phone call from the speaker of the Illinois House.
Michael J. Madigan wasn't calling to talk about state issues....
| May 15, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel plans to begin curbing the city's spending habits as soon as he takes office Monday.
On "Day One," he will put a freeze on just about everything but paychecks and bills coming due. That will help fulfill his pledge to cut $75...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach.
| May 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies.
The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Customers of increasingly popular downtown rooftop gardens and outdoor patios could hang out an hour later on weekdays under a proposed trial program that got a preliminary nod from a City Council panel today.
Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, put the...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 10:06 AM
Downtown rooftop gardens and outdoor patios will be able to stay open an hour later on weekdays under a trial program the Chicago City Council approved today.
Under the measure, the patios and rooftops would be able to stay open until midnight seven days...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:04 PM
One of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 10:02 AM
City Hall next year plans to crack down on drivers who fraudulently use disabled-parking placards to park free at meters and in more convenient spots elsewhere, officials said today.
Karen Tamley, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People...