Alderman Mitts Apologizes For Anti-Gay CommentsAld. 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.
Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program OpenA 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 Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct SuitsAlderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.
Aldermen Urging Schools To Ban Saggy PantsSome 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.
McCarthy: 'Significant Leads' In Murder Of Off-Duty CopChicago 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.
Aldermen: Look To Depression-Era Programs To Boost EmploymentA 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.
Community Leaders Try To Offseet Teen Arrests With ProgramsMore 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 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.”