Former Aide To Alderman Brookins Gets 15 Years For Taking BribeCurtis Thompson Jr. pleaded guilty in December to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office. He pocketed the Christmas card full of cash after helping the informant land the alderman’s essential support for a liquor license in the 21st Ward.
Former Brookins Aide Pleads Guilty To Taking $7,500 BribeA former chief of staff to Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
City Retirees Blast New Health Care Premiums In City BudgetAs aldermen prepared to approve the mayor’s 2015 budget plan on Wednesday, retired city workers were complaining they would be hurt by health care premiums included in the spending plan.
No Vote Yet On Alderman's Plan To Impound Cars For LitteringAldermen 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.
Democratic Committeemen Pick Stanley Moore To Replace Beavers, Despite FineDemocratic 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.
Emanuel Backing Supt. McCarthy Despite Criticism From AldermenMayor 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.
Emanuel: Ally Not Guaranteed Piece Of Speed Camera DealMayor 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.
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.
Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? MaybeEfforts 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.
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.