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Proposed E15 Mandate Runs Out Of Gas After Marathon Hearing

A measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.

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Aldermen Seek To Require Gas Stations To Sell E15

Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) have called for a requirement that all Chicago self-serve gas stations carry E15, which they said could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and might be less expensive than regular gasoline.

07/28/2014

Someone dumped four piles of trash and meat along a fence near 49th Street and Hamlin Avenue, at the edge of Curie Park. The rotting meat sat there for more than a week while neighbors waited for city crews to clean up the mess. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

Rotting Meat Creates Disgusting Mess Near Curie H.S.

After more than a week of letting piles of rotting meat stink up part of the Archer Heights neighborhood, crews finally arrived Thursday morning to get rid of the disgusting mess.

06/26/2014

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Aldermen To Weigh Potential Honors For Former Mayor Byrne

For the first time since former Mayor Jane Byrne left office in 1983, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday took the first steps toward officially honoring the city’s first and only female mayor.

06/25/2014

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Aldermen, Chefs Call For Ban On Non-Therapeutic Use Of Antibiotics

Several top Chicago chefs and an influential alderman have joined the call for Congress to ban the routine use of antibiotics for livestock, saying the practice can hasten the spread of so-called “superbugs.”

06/24/2014

Ald. Ed Burke at the Chicago City Council meeting on July 6, 2011. (Rich Hein/ Sun-Times)

Ald. Edward Burke To Have Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Ald. Edward Burke (14th), the longest-serving and most influential member of the Chicago City Council, confirmed Tuesday he is undergoing surgery for prostate cancer this week.

06/24/2014

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Aldermen Move To Ban “Upskirt” Photos

Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th) said technology makes such invasions of privacy much easier.

04/03/2014

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Emanuel Pension Plan Clears First Hurdle In Springfield

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to reform two underfunded employee pension systems quickly took its first step toward approval in the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday.

04/02/2014

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Owners ‘Circling Our Wagons’ To Fight Proposed Ban

Horse carriage companies in Chicago face possible extinction if an influential alderman has his way, but drivers have banded together and are trying to enlist public support to save their industry.

02/25/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Aldermen Want More Control Over Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Ald. 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.

01/23/2014

Gary Dailey received an honorary police badge and a City Council resolution as a reward for chasing down a teen who had stolen a woman's cell phone on July 4th. (Credit: CBS)

Man Honored For Chasing Down Cell Phone Robber On July 4th

A 51-year-old real estate broker who chased down an 18-year-old high school athlete who had stolen a woman’s cell phone received a Chicago City Council award Wednesday at the scene of the crime.

08/28/2013

City Hall

Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor’s Plan To Cut Health Care Subsidy

Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.

05/16/2013

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24 Aldermen Rush To Support Mayor’s Proposed Parking Meter Changes

After facing vociferous backlash from residents over the hated parking meter lease, two dozen Chicago aldermen have rushed to support the Emanuel administration’s agreement with the parking meter firm to offer free Sunday parking, as part of a series of proposed changes to the 75-year deal.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2013

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City Council Expands Chicago Gun Offender Registry

The city’s “gun offender registry” will be expanded in the coming weeks, after the City Council voted Wednesday to increase the number of crimes that would prompt a requirement to enlist in the registry.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

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Spat May Be Brewing Between U.S. Attorney’s Office, City Council Finance Committee

A legal battle may be brewing between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Chicago City Council Finance Committee.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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City Council Committee Endorses Mayor’s Pot Ticketing Plan

A City Council panel has given the first stage of approval to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow police to issue tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana, rather than making arrests in all such cases.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Burke Concerned About Mayor’s Marijuana Ticketing Plan

The city’s most influential alderman on Monday said he had serious concerns about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Praises NATO Summit, Honors Police

Chicago aldermen at a City Council meeting Wednesday added their voices to the chorus singing praises of the NATO Summit and everyone connected with it.

WBBM Newsradio–06/06/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Music Students

Students From Chicago, Kabul Exchange Music Ahead Of NATO Summit

As part of the activities leading up to the NATO Summit next month, some Chicago high school students traded performances and questions with music students from Afghanistan in a live, electronic hook-up.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2012

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

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