Emanuel Allies: Garcia Budget Plan As Real As 'Leprechauns And Unicorns'At a City Hall press conference, City Clerk Susana Mendoza and three aldermen who back the mayor rolled out a couple of hand trucks of budget books and audits they claim mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia could use to craft his budget plans.
Work Begins On New Riverfront Office TowerThe start of construction on a new office building along the west bank of the Chicago River could change the riverfront landscape in more ways than one.
Aldermen Want More Control Over Medical Marijuana DispensariesAld. Edward Burke (14th) and other members of the City Council have expressed concerns about limits on their oversight, claiming they’re prohibited from setting other restrictions on dispensaries and cultivation centers, beyond what is in state law.
Aldermen Back New Limit On State's Concealed Carry LawAldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state's concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.
City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAt the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.
City Council OKs Mayor's Digital Billboard PlanThe Chicago City Council has approved a 20-year deal to place 34 digital billboards on city property along local expressways and tollways.
Chicago Aldermen Hold First Hearing On $8.3 Budget PlanThe City Council's Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.
Aldermen OK Allowing Food Trucks To Cook On BoardThe Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly approved an ordinance that expands the operations of food trucks on city streets.
Report: Alderman Proposes Allowing Electronic Signs On Mag MileAld. Brendan Reilly (42nd) has proposed an ordinance that some say could make the already Manhattan-like Magnificent Mile look like Times Square.
City Council Votes To Make Tanning Beds Off-Limits To MinorsAnyone under the age of 18 will soon be banned from getting into tanning beds at Chicago tanning salons.
Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library HoursThe union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.
Aldermen: Libraries Could Stay Open Mondays If Staff Passed Up RaisesTwo Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.