Ald. Anthony Beale
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.
Among other things, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to approve an ordinance aimed at protecting the tenants of apartment buildings whose landlords chronically fail to address serious building code violations.
Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) have called for a requirement that all Chicago self-serve gas stations carry E15, which they said could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and might be less expensive than regular gasoline.
Many CTA riders are still experiencing big problems with their transition to the new Ventra card, and two aldermen want to hold City Council hearings to get answers from CTA officials.
Coming Monday, the city will begin the final phase of collecting garbage on a more efficient grid-based system, rather than ward-by-ward.
Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials and Chicago Teachers Union members Wednesday, over the plan to close 53 schools at the end of the school year, while the head of the school district answered critics at a Board of Education meeting.
As expected, there is a very crowded field of candidates vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Seventeen Democrats and five Republicans met Monday evening’s deadline to file nominating petitions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.
More than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.
State Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) said Wednesday he still wants Democratic Party bosses to back him in his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., despite his arrest for having a gun in his luggage at O’Hare International Airport.
A crowded field could line up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, once a special election is set up to fill his seat following his resignation on Wednesday.
The City Council’s Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.
Violence has become not just a problem for Chicago’s most dangerous areas, but the adjoining neighborhoods as well.
A South Side alderman says he is working to protect residents despite how it looks as he tries to lift Chicago’s moratorium on landfills.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks might have run into a minor roadblock.
Questions are being raised about the timing of a fundraiser held for an influential Chicago alderman.
Chicago cabbies seeking a 22 percent fare hike will get a City Council hearing on their request, but not for six to seven months.
The Better Government Association has set up an online petition to eliminate the state’s legislative scholarship program, with state Rep. Robert Rita (D-Blue Island) now accused of granting a scholarship to a political ally’s daughter.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced plans for a set of reforms to the taxi industry that will improve vehicles and regulate cab drivers.
A South Side businessman has accused the city of playing dirty tricks to try and pressure him to sell his land to make way for new development. He says he’s got the mold, mildew and grimy mess in his basement to prove it.