Ald. Michelle Harris

State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

Trotter Still Wants Party Support In Bid For Jackson’s Seat, Despite Arrest

State Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) said Wednesday he still wants Democratic Party bosses to back him in his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., despite his arrest for having a gun in his luggage at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Hoping Teachers’ Strike Ends Quickly

As contract talks resumed between striking Chicago Public School teachers and the Chicago Public Schools, disappointed aldermen were hoping the teachers’ strike would be a brief one.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

Red Light Camera

State Senate OKs Speed Cameras For Chicago

You might not know it yet, but coming soon to a street corner near you could be traffic speed traps – maybe a lot more of them than Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed last week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2011

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget Cuts

Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011


Committee OKs Earlier Curfew For Younger Kids

Some aldermen are proposing moving up curfew for thousands of Chicago children.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Emanuel Announces City Council Reorganization Plan

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has formally announced his agreement with the planned reorganization of the Chicago City Council.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011