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Photo Of Mammography Room (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program Open

A group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.

10/10/2013

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Aldermen Grill CPS Officials On Budget Cuts For Schools

The City Council Education Committee was taking a hard look at the Chicago Public Schools budget at a City Hall hearing on Friday, and aldermen were raising questions about spending cuts for neighborhood schools.

08/09/2013

DePaul Blue Demons

New Price Tag, Details Emerge For DePaul Arena

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday continued to duck reporters’ questions about the proposed sports and entertainment complex for McCormick Place.

05/14/2013

Opponents of plans to close 53 public schools at the end of the school year protest outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters on April 3, 2013, during a Board of Education meeting to discuss the plans. (Credit: CBS)

School Closings Plan Prompts Rancor At City Council, Board Of Ed Hearings

Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials and Chicago Teachers Union members Wednesday, over the plan to close 53 schools at the end of the school year, while the head of the school district answered critics at a Board of Education meeting.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Fine Collections Against Banks Way Up Since Ordinance On Vacant Properties

Since the City Council approved an ordinance holding banks accountable for vacant properties, the city has collected more than $600,000 in fines from financial institutions.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery. (RosehillCemetery.com)

City Council Panel OKs Plan To Turn Unused Rosehill Cemetery Land Into Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.7 million plan to turn 21 acres of woods and wetlands at Rosehill Cemetery into a “mini-Morton Arboretum” sailed through a City Council committee Tuesday despite concern about maintenance and acquisition costs.

09/27/2011

Banks and other lenders would be forced to maintain vacant foreclosed buildings like these under a proposed ordinance backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: CBS)

Ordinance Holds Banks Responsible For Maintaining Vacant Buildings

The City Council on Thursday passed an ordinance that holds banks responsible for maintaining properties once they have foreclosed upon them and left them vacant.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Banks and other lenders would be forced to maintain vacant foreclosed buildings like these under a proposed ordinance backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Backs Ordinance Requiring Upkeep Of Vacant Buildings

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw his support behind a long-stalled measure that would force banks and other lenders to maintain the properties on which they foreclose.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Lost Knowledge From Departing Aldermen Sparks Concern

Amid all the talk about a new City Council, some aldermen are experiencing a mixture of happy expectation and concern.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011