Ald. Patrick O’Connor

Aldermen Trying To Shelve Emanuel Plan To Privatize 311 CenterMost aldermen seemed to worry if the city workers who man the 311 city services call center are replaced by people unfamiliar with the city, requests for neighborhood services could be mishandled, and aldermen would be blamed.
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.
Rauner Pitches Controversial Agenda To "Lions' Den" At Chicago City HallMinutes before Bruce Rauner became the first sitting governor in memory to address the Chicago City Council, aldermen unanimously passed a resolution rejecting his call to create so-called “right-to-work zones,” which would allow workers to choose if they want to join unions, or pay dues in jobs organized by labor unions.
City Council Panel Rejects Rauner's "Right To Work Zones" PlanChicago aldermen and labor leaders have answered a resounding no to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to create so-called “right to work” zones in communities throughout the state.
City Council Committee Backs Expanding O'Hare Noise CommissionThe City Council Aviation Committee has recommended the 40th Ward have a representative on the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission.
24 Aldermen Rush To Support Mayor's Proposed Parking Meter ChangesAfter 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.
City Council OKs Mayor's Digital Billboard PlanThe Chicago City Council has approved a 20-year deal to place 34 digital billboards on city property along local expressways and tollways.
Ald. Jackson Absent From Final City Budget VoteAld. Sandi Jackson (7th) — who reportedly is under investigation for possible improper campaign finance activities along with her husband, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. – did not show up for the City Council’s final budget vote on Thursday, two days after the congressman was released from the Mayo Clinic.
City Council Pays Tribute To Maggie DaleyTwo months after her death, former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley was honored by the City Council.
Woman Blaming City For Injuries From Fallen TreeDuring a major storm last month that brought heavy rain and two tornadoes to the Chicago area, one woman was trapped in her car for several minutes after a large tree limb came crashing down on the car just feet away from her home.
Ald. Pat O'Connor's Star Rising In City CouncilAld. Patrick O’Connor (40th), who is close to new Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be a key player as the City Council reorganization moves forward.
Coyotes Spotted Again In Budlong WoodsResidents of the Budlong Woods neighborhood are being warned about coyotes in the area.
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