Ald. Emma Mitts

Ald. Emma Mitts (left) is facing challenger Tara Stamps (right) in a runoff election in the 37th Ward on the West Side of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Alderman Mitts Apologizes For Anti-Gay Comments

Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) – who chairs the Budget Committee and, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study, votes with Mayor Rahm Emanuel 97 percent of the time – apologized for anti-gay comments she made at a candidates’ forum last weekend, after video of her remarks surfaced this week.


Photo Of Mammography Room (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program Open

A group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.


City Hall

City Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct Suits

Alderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2013

Some Chicago aldermen are urging Chicago Public Schools to institute a new dress code that could stop students from wearing pants so saggy that their underwear shows. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Urging Schools To Ban Saggy Pants

Some Chicago aldermen want the Chicago Public Schools to consider mandating uniforms for students, as a way to eliminate the problem of teenage boys who wear their pants hanging low.


Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis (Chicago Police Department)

McCarthy: ‘Significant Leads’ In Murder Of Off-Duty Cop

Chicago police officers went door-to-door in the Austin neighborhood on Wednesday, urging local residents to speak out about what they might know about the murder of an off-duty police officer last week.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Aldermen: Look To Depression-Era Programs To Boost Employment

A pair of Chicago aldermen are suggesting the past may provide a path to future employment, for millions of young men and women who still cannot find jobs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/01/2011


Community Leaders Try To Offseet Teen Arrests With Programs

More than 27,000 youths were arrested in Chicago last year, a new report says. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks with community leaders about their efforts to help young people.


Chicago Wal-Mart Supercenter

Chicago Alderman To New Yorkers: Wal-Mart Is A ‘Boon’

As controversy heats up over a possible Wal-Mart store in New York City, an alderman from the West Side of Chicago is telling New Yorkers that Wal-Mart is a “boon.”

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011