City Council Approves Record $588 Million Property Tax HikeThe City Council has approved the largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history, with the vast majority of the new revenue going to shore up police and fire pension funds.
Emanuel Agrees To $5.5 Million Police Torture Reparations FundSurvivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.
Aldermen Back Mayor's Plan To Hike Phone Tax To Fund PensionsMayor Rahm Emanuel said he has lined up enough City Council support to increase the monthly surcharge added to phone bills in Chicago, as part of the effort to address the city’s pension crisis.
Alderman Defends Bachelor Party With Strippers As 'Private Event'Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) has been getting some unwanted attention, after someone posted a video on YouTube, showing strippers performing at his bachelor party two years ago.
Chicago Offering Rewards For Reporting Fly DumpersYou can snap photos or video of the dumping going on and send it to the 911 call center.
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.
Alderman Wants To Cut Cigarette Taxes To Reduce Black MarketA Chicago alderman is calling for a rollback on city and county cigarette taxes as a way to cut crime.
Officials Warn Seniors Of Potential ScamsThe Illinois Attorney General's office and a West Side alderman teamed up Wednesday to warn seniors about consumer fraud.
Attorney: Smith Won't Resign, Despite Bribery IndictmentAn attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith said he won’t step down, despite calls for his resignation from many top Illinois Democrats.
Black, Hispanic Aldermen Urge Quinn To Support Gambling PlanA coalition of black and Hispanic alderman urged Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday to immediately sign legislation that would bring a casino to Chicago, but the governor made it clear he won't do that, repeating his concerns about protections against mob influence.
West Siders Upset About Threat To Close 5 Post OfficesSome West Side elected officials and residents are upset the U.S. Postal Service is thinking about closing five post offices on the West Side as part of a cost-cutting move.