Ald. Patrick O’Connor
Minutes 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.
Chicago 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.
The City Council Aviation Committee has recommended the 40th Ward have a representative on the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission.
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.
The Chicago City Council has approved a 20-year deal to place 34 digital billboards on city property along local expressways and tollways.
Ald. 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.
Two months after her death, former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley was honored by the City Council.
During 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. Patrick O’Connor (40th), who is close to new Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be a key player as the City Council reorganization moves forward.
Residents of the Budlong Woods neighborhood are being warned about coyotes in the area.