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Ald. Leslie Hairston

City Council Chambers

City Council Committee Approves Mayor Emanuel’s Budget

Chicago Aldermen have advanced Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2014 budget, leaving it poised for final action next week.

11/18/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

24 Aldermen Rush To Support Mayor’s Proposed Parking Meter Changes

After facing vociferous backlash from residents over the hated parking meter lease, two dozen Chicago aldermen have rushed to support the Emanuel administration’s agreement with the parking meter firm to offer free Sunday parking, as part of a series of proposed changes to the 75-year deal.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2013

Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Doctor: Damage To Jonylah Was ‘Overwhelming’

Newsradio spoke with one of the physicians who tried to save 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins in her final hours.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Form Caucus To Push For Reform Agenda

Several members of the Chicago City Council said Tuesday they’ll be speaking out and pushing hard to reform City Hall, which could put them at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of their colleagues.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2013

City Hall

Emanuel’s Budget Advances; Aldermen Seek Tobacco Tax Expansion

The City Council — as a formality — moved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $6 billion budget another step closer to its expected passage Wednesday. But some aldermen are still hoping to make changes.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011