Ald. Howard Brookins

A plastic bag ends up as litter in this Chicago street scene. (CBS)

No Vote Yet On Alderman’s Plan To Impound Cars For Littering

Aldermen have heard testimony on the pros and cons of – but have yet to vote on – a proposed ordinance that would allow the city to impound your vehicle if you’re caught tossing litter out the window.

WBBM Newsradio–06/24/2013

Cook County Board

Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite Fine

Democratic bosses in Cook County have chosen Stanley Moore, a former state transportation official, to replace convicted County Commissioner William Beavers, even though Moore had recent ethics issues of his own.

04/11/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Backing Supt. McCarthy Despite Criticism From Aldermen

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he has full confidence in Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, even in the face of criticisms from some Chicago aldermen about violent crime.

02/25/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Ally Not Guaranteed Piece Of Speed Camera Deal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted Tuesday that one of his big supporters is not a shoo-in to make money from the speed camera enforcement program he’s planning, and will have to bid for the contract like any other company that wants it.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers and U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (CBS)

Commissioner Beavers On Patrick Fitzgerald: ‘F— him’

A day after he was indicted on federal tax evasion charges, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers had a message for U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

02/25/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? Maybe

Efforts to resolve differences over a new Aldermanic ward map broke down along racial lines Thursday, but top City Council officials say they’re hopeful they can reach agreement on a new plan floated this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

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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