Ald. George Cardenas
Aldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.
A former 12th Ward worker is suing the city and Ald. George Cardenas (12th), claiming she was unjustly terminated in May after she answered FBI questions about an investigation into allegations of illegal hiring. CBS 2 has learned that woman herself is accused of working a no-show job.
The City Council voted 36-10 to ban large chain stores from providing plastic bags to customers, starting next summer.
The amended ordinance would exempt all restaurants from the ban, as well as small independent retailers – stores which have a size of less than 10,000 square feet, and which are not part of a chain of three or more stores.
There might not be much the City Council can do directly to help active-duty military personnel or veterans deal with post-traumatic stress, but aldermen held a hearing Wednesday to hear ideas on strategies to identify the causes of suicide among veterans.
It’s meant to raise money for kids, but several business owners say a festival in Little Village is costing them big.
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.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel cast his vote for president and in other races at a Chicago Park District fieldhouse on the Southwest Side on Tuesday, and made no secret whom he chose for […]
A Chicago alderman wants to add a fee to your electric bill so the city can hire more police officers.
A community meeting on violence prevention in the Southwest Side’s Brighton Park neighborhood drew more than 200 people Wednesday night to Kelly High School.
Experts on both sides of a proposal to impose an extra tax on soft drinks and other sugary beverages poured out their arguments for the City Council’s Health Committee on Tuesday.
The Chicago alderman behind the city’s 5-cent tax on bottled water is now setting his sights on soda drinkers.