Ald. Ariel Reboyras

Critics say cell phone cases like this one can be mistaken for real guns, and create potentially deadly situations. (Source rectatech.com)

Aldermen Going After Gun-Shaped Smartphone Cases

Some aldermen want the city of Chicago to ban the sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like handguns.

07/14/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel “City Of Big Hearts … Will Welcome” 1,000 Migrant Children

Six aldermen want the City Council to encourage non-profits in Chicago to house and support migrant children who have fled violence in Central America and crossed the border into the U.S.

07/31/2014

U.S. Army fatigues. (Photo credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Aldermen Seek More Attention On Veteran Suicides

There might not be much the City Council can do directly to help active-duty military personnel or veterans deal with post-traumatic stress, but aldermen held a hearing Wednesday to hear ideas on strategies to identify the causes of suicide among veterans.

02/19/2014

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget Cuts

Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Lost Knowledge From Departing Aldermen Sparks Concern

Amid all the talk about a new City Council, some aldermen are experiencing a mixture of happy expectation and concern.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011