Ald. Joe Moore

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago Eyes A City Income Tax On Residents, Suburbanites Who Work Here

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at the smoke signals from cash-strapped Chicago City Hall.


Former Ald. Bernard Stone (50th)

Former Alderman Bernard Stone Dead At 87

Former 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.


Wil Lewis, 28, was shot and killed while standing at a bus stop in Rogers Park. (Family Photo)

Alleged Getaway Driver Charged In Rogers Park Shooting Death

A 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.


This dead tree in Rogers Park is the subject of a Twitter page. (Twitter/@RogersParkTree)

Twitter Account Started For Rotting Fallen Tree In Rogers Park

It 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.


Handicapped Parking

Disabled Street Parking Remains Open–For Months

You see them all over the city: Parking spaces, reserved for a specific disabled person.


Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter Deal

At the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2013

City Council Chambers

Ordinance Protects Undocumented Immigrants From Unfair Deportation

The Chicago City Council has given final approval to an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from being unfairly detained or deported.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

Alderman Joe Moore

Ald. Moore: Expand Recycling Citywide Now

Back 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.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

A Polish flag with a black streamer flies from a car outside a memorial mass at Holy Trinity Church held to honor Polish President Lech Kaczynski and the 96 others killed when their plane crashed yesterday in Western Russia April 11, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is home to the largest population of Polish people outside of Warsaw.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Pols Pushing For Visa Waiver For Poland

Several 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.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

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.”

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Alderman Joe Moore

Ald. Moore To Head Up Illinois EPA?

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says it’s just a rumor at this point, but talk is circulating that Ald. Joe Moore (49th) might be going off to Springfield as the new head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Loyola University Chicago

Plans Afoot For Green Dorm At Loyola

Plans are underway for a new green dormitory on the campus of Loyola University in Rogers Park.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Wal-Mart (file; Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Rogers Park Wal-Mart ‘Story’ An April Fools’ Joke

Has Wal-Mart struck a deal for a new store in Rogers Park? No, today is just April Fools’ Day.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

Alderman Joe Moore

Moore: Let Voters Decide On Chicago Casino

As pro-casino forces continue lobbying Springfield for an expansion of gambling, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) says the people should judge.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011