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 Allies Suggest Compromise On Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s top City Council ally and a five other aldermen have unveiled a scaled-down plan for first-ever garbage collection fees in Chicago.
Chicago Eyes A City Income Tax On Residents, Suburbanites Who Work HereCBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at the smoke signals from cash-strapped Chicago City Hall.
Former Alderman Bernard Stone Dead At 87Former alderman Bernard Stone has died at the age of 87. Stone represented the 50th Ward in the West Rogers Park neighborhood for nearly 40 years, serving from 1973 to 2011.
Alleged Getaway Driver Charged In Rogers Park Shooting DeathA 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of a photographer who was slain at a Rogers Park bus stop in broad daylight last week. Prosecutors said Eric Vaughn handed the gun to the shooter, and drove the getaway vehicle.
Twitter Account Started For Rotting Fallen Tree In Rogers ParkIt seems like just about everybody is Tweeting these days – even a fallen tree in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood that is goading city government to remove it after partially blocking the public way for a month.
Disabled Street Parking Remains Open--For MonthsYou see them all over the city: Parking spaces, reserved for a specific disabled person.
City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAt the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.
Ordinance Protects Undocumented Immigrants From Unfair DeportationThe Chicago City Council has given final approval to an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from being unfairly detained or deported.
Ald. Moore: Expand Recycling Citywide NowBack in 2008, the City of Chicago began its Blue Cart recycling program, but today more than half of its residents still don't have it.
Chicago Area Pols Pushing For Visa Waiver For PolandSeveral Chicago aldermen and other local politicians with Polish roots -- or Polish American constituents -- are pushing a resolution in the City Council to ask the federal government to do away with the visa requirement for Polish citizens.
Aldermen Back Resolution Declaring Chicago A 'Torture-Free Zone'A City Council committee has endorsed a resolution that would declare Chicago a “Torture-Free Zone.”