Emanuel Allies Suggest Compromise On Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s top City Council ally and a five other aldermen have unveiled a scaled-down plan for first-ever garbage collection fees in Chicago.
Zoning Committee OKs Bridgeport Heliport PlanA 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.
Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-InAld. 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.
Alderman Wants Graffiti Artists To Paint Legitimate MuralsAld. Danny Solis (25th) wants graffiti artists to redirect their pastime toward legitimate artwork – namely, murals along a railroad embankment in the Pilsen neighborhood.
Zoning Chair: Moreno Shouldn't Block Chick-Fil-A Solely Over Gay Marriage FlapThe 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.
Emanuel Backs Proposal To Lessen Penalties For Small Amounts Of MarijuanaA proposal to lighten the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in Chicago has the backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
City Council Pays Tribute To Maggie DaleyTwo months after her death, former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley was honored by the City Council.
Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? MaybeEfforts 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.
Alderman Introduce Proposed Change In Marijuana PenaltiesAldermen have introduced an ordinance that would reduce the penalties for small amounts of marijuana, but they are in no hurry to pass it.
City Council Committee OKs Lead Pollution OrdinanceImagine 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.
Immigrant Advocates Slam Federal Deportation ProgramState 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.