Ald. Edward Burke
Two Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.
Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal to sell synthetic marijuana in Chicago. A statewide ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
The City Council’s Finance Committee has approved millions of dollars in settlements of lawsuits stemming from deaths of people who were being held in police lockups and other alleged police misconduct.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget has cleared a significant hurdle on its way to an expected full City Council approval next week.
Powerful City Council Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) is again suggesting a cab fare surcharge to help boost city revenues.
City budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.
The daughter of Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke has been appointed to a state post.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Tuesday that former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s security detail is not being reduced for now, but he indicated it would be soon.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced plans to reduce or eliminate city-funded security for city officials, including powerful Ald. Ed Burke, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Mayor Emanuel says he’ll deal with Ald. Edward Burke’s police detail–when it’s time.
Admission fees at the Adler Planetarium are set to go up, now that powerful Ald. Edward Burke (14th) has dropped his opposition to an increase.
Facing a huge budget crunch, can Chicago still afford $3 million a year for politicians’ bodyguards?
Chicago has been hit with mob attacks in the downtown area, daily gun violence and a shortage of uniformed police officers to deal with it all, but some officers are protecting politicians rather than the public.
The search continues for able-bodied Chicago police officers to redeploy from desk jobs and other special duty to beat patrols, but some officers may prove to be more difficult to redeploy than others.
The Chicago City Council’s powerful Finance Committee chairman is watching the debate in Springfield over expansions of casino gambling with great interest.
Ald. Patrick O’Connor (40th), who is close to new Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be a key player as the City Council reorganization moves forward.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has formally announced his agreement with the planned reorganization of the Chicago City Council.
Some Chicago aldermen say Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s choice for police superintendent, should have a relatively easy confirmation.
Mayor Richard M. Daley revealed on Wednesday that he and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel have had a lot more contact recently that many of us have been led to believe. The two, he said, have been meeting regularly to talk about transition.
A Southwest Side man charged with threatening Chicago Ald. Edward Burke (14th) apologized on Wednesday, saying he’d had too much to drink when he left Burke threatening phone messages.