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Computer-generated rendering of a heliport planned for the Bridgeport neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Helicopter Express)

Zoning Committee OKs Bridgeport Heliport Plan

A Wheeling company’s plan to build a heliport along the Chicago River in Bridgeport has cleared a major hurdle, and likely will be approved by the City Council on Wednesday, over the objections of some people who live nearby.

04/02/2014

Aldermen Proco Joe Moreno (1st), Danny Solis (25th) and Rey Colon (35th) joined a sit-in at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Chicago, following an immigration rights rally in Federal Plaza. Police issued citations for trespassing to 37 people, including the aldermen, after the sit-in. (Credit: CBS)

Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-In

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1), Danny Solis (25) and Rey Colon (35) each sat-in, in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at 101 W. Congress Pkwy.

03/28/2014

16th Street Mural

Alderman Wants Graffiti Artists To Paint Legitimate Murals

Ald. Danny Solis (25th) wants graffiti artists to redirect their pastime toward legitimate artwork – namely, murals along a railroad embankment in the Pilsen neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Zoning Chair: Moreno Shouldn’t Block Chick-Fil-A Solely Over Gay Marriage Flap

The chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee is warning Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) not to try to block a Chick-Fil-A restaurant from coming to his ward simply because the head of the company publicly opposes same sex marriage.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Mayor Emanuel At 'L' Stop

Emanuel Backs Proposal To Lessen Penalties For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

A proposal to lighten the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in Chicago has the backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Maggie Daley discusses her breast cancer diagnosis in 2002. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Pays Tribute To Maggie Daley

Two months after her death, former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley was honored by the City Council.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? Maybe

Efforts to resolve differences over a new Aldermanic ward map broke down along racial lines Thursday, but top City Council officials say they’re hopeful they can reach agreement on a new plan floated this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Alderman Introduce Proposed Change In Marijuana Penalties

Aldermen have introduced an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for small amounts of marijuana, but they are in no hurry to pass it.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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City Council Committee OKs Lead Pollution Ordinance

Imagine sending your kids to school every day not knowing if the air they’re breathing could harm them. That’s what parents of students at Perez Elementary School in Pilsen have been struggling with.

CBS 2–07/25/2011

Immigration

Immigrant Advocates Slam Federal Deportation Program

State lawmakers and advocates for immigrants’ rights are condemning a federal program, which they say is targeting families and not the worst criminals for which it was designed.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2011