Alderman Floats Downtown 'Driver Tax' For Suburban ResidentsShould suburban drivers who use downtown streets, be forced to pay a special daily fee for the privilege?
Ban On 'Gun' Phone Cases Gains Support In City CouncilAldermen have given a preliminary okay to a measure that would ban the sale or possession of cellphone cases that look like handguns.
Former Mayor Jane Byrne DiesFormer Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.
Aldermen Urge Airlines, Cargo Carriers To Stop Flights To RussiaA group of Chicago aldermen on Wednesday urged airlines and air cargo lines operating out of O’Hare International Airport to halt all flights to Russia, until it withdraws its troops from Ukraine.
City Council OKs Ban On Guns At Bars, Restaurants; End To City Gun RegistryThough aldermen acknowledged they expect the city will be sued for it, the City Council on Wednesday approved a measure to circumvent part of the state’s concealed carry law, and effectively ban guns at any business that serves liquor.
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.
Drug Dealer Assumed He Was Bribing BurkeAn admitted drug trafficker assumed the $15,000 he allegedly paid two attorneys more than a decade ago was used in part to pay bribes to Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and others to get the zoning on his Southwest Side property changed to build apartments, according to a motion by federal prosecutors.
City Taking Steps To Collect Millions In Unpaid Water BillsMayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he is actively going after $15 million in unpaid water bills owed to the city by four Chicago suburbs. He also promised to take another look at free water that the city supplies to various non-profit groups.
BGA: City Owed Millions In Unpaid Water Bills From SuburbsThe city of Chicago is owed $47 million in unpaid water bills. It’s a big number for a cash-strapped city. A Better Government Association study found that those who owe much of that money might not be who you expect.
City Council Backs Longer School Day; 4th School OKs Extra TimeAs a fourth school in Chicago voted to accept a longer school day, the City Council gave its unanimous support to the push to add at least 90 minutes to the school day at Chicago Public Schools.
Mayor Holds Facebook Town Hall, Talks Burke Bodyguards, RecyclingAt Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first Facebook town hall meeting on Thursday, everything from his ultimatum to organized labor to Ald. Ed Burke's bodyguards came up in questions from the social-network-public.
Emanuel, Burke Bury Hatchet With A Gift, EmbraceIt was a day of firsts at City Hall, including the first face-to-face meeting between the new mayor and his arch aldermanic rival on the floor of the city council chambers.