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Ald. Proco Joe Moreno

Aldermen Proco Joe Moreno (1st), Danny Solis (25th) and Rey Colon (35th) joined a sit-in at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Chicago, following an immigration rights rally in Federal Plaza. Police issued citations for trespassing to 37 people, including the aldermen, after the sit-in. (Credit: CBS)

Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-In

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1), Danny Solis (25) and Rey Colon (35) each sat-in, in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at 101 W. Congress Pkwy.

03/28/2014

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Retailers Warn Of Cost Of Banning Plastic Bags

Aldermen agree something must be done to limit the number of plastic retail store bags clogging landfills, but they still haven’t decided what, exactly, to do about the problem.

03/25/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Seek Mandatory Sick Time For All Chicago Workers

A proposed ordinance backed by most of the City Council would require employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for most of their workers.

03/06/2014

An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Scores of heavily-armed soldiers not displaying any idenifying insignia have taken up positions outside the base and parked several dozen vehicles, mostly trucks and patrol cars, nearby. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Aldermen Urge Airlines, Cargo Carriers To Stop Flights To Russia

A group of Chicago aldermen on Wednesday urged airlines and air cargo lines operating out of O’Hare International Airport to halt all flights to Russia, until it withdraws its troops from Ukraine.

03/05/2014

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Mayor: Proposed Ban On Plastic Bags Needs ‘A Lot Of Work’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a proposed ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags in Chicago stores must be changed before a vote by the full City Council.

06/26/2013

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Weigh Possible Plastic Bag Ban

Aldermen heard from environmental groups and local retailers Tuesday, at a hearing Tuesday on a proposed ban on plastic shopping bags.

06/18/2013

Home Foreclosure (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Aldermen Backing Ordinance To Protect Renters After Foreclosures

Several aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno

Moreno Reconsidering Decision To Give Chick-Fil-A His Blessing

The local Chick-Fil-A controversy seemed to be settled around this time last week, when Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) said he had made peace with the fast food chain, following what he said was its new pledge regarding gay rights issues.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Huckabee: Chick-Fil-A Has Made No ‘Concessions’ On Gay Rights

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno recently said Chick-Fil-A issued a statement respecting all sexual orientations, and promised to end donations to anti-gay organizations. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, said nothing had changed and Chick-Fil-A had made no concessions.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno

Reports: Alderman To Let Chick-Fil-A Go Ahead After New Pledge

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) reportedly says he will now let Chick-Fil-A go ahead with plans for a location in his ward, after the fast food chain issued a statement respecting all sexual orientations and promised to end donations to anti-gay organizations.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Not Prepared To File Legal Challenge To Teachers’ Strike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was standing firm Wednesday on the two biggest roadblocks in the Chicago teachers’ strike–teacher evaluations and principals’ discretion over teacher hiring–but said he’s not willing to use a possible legal hammer to force an end to the strike, at least not yet.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Gay Rights Activists Set To Protest Against Chick-Fil-A

Chicago gay rights activists are planning another protest Wednesday outside the city’s only Chick-Fil-A.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

(Photo courtesy: Chick-fil-A/Facebook)

Chicago Gay Rights Group Files Complaints Against Chick-Fil-A

A Chicago-based gay rights advocacy group has filed multiple complaints against Chick-Fil-A with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, in the latest twist in the culture clash surrounding the fast food chain.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Takes Issue With Chick-Fil-A Opponents; Alderman Fires Back

The Chick-Fil-A controversy now has Francis Cardinal George upset, but Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) –who said he would deny the fast food restaurant a permit to open in his ward – is firing back.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Crowds outside a Chick-Fil-A in Naperville on Wednesday. (Credit: Amy Hamilton)

Chick-Fil-A Supporters Turn Out For ‘Appreciation Day’

The culture clash over Chick-Fil-A came to a head on Wednesday, with supporters in Chicago and around the country turning out for an “appreciation day” first proposed by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Rev. Charles Lyons

Pastor: Blocking Chick-Fil-A Is ‘Anti-Religious, Agenda-Driven Bullying’

A Logan Square neighborhood pastor used the controversy over a proposal to build a new Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Chicago as part of his sermon Sunday, asking those opposed to the new franchise to reverse course.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Chick-fil-A

Lombard Village Trustee Slams Ald. Moreno, Backs Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

A Lombard village trustee who also serves as the attorney for a conservative religious law firm is publicly defending Chick-Fil-A, after Chicago Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) announced he would block the fast food restaurant from opening in his ward over the company’s opposition to gay rights.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Zoning Chair: Moreno Shouldn’t Block Chick-Fil-A Solely Over Gay Marriage Flap

The chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee is warning Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) not to try to block a Chick-Fil-A restaurant from coming to his ward simply because the head of the company publicly opposes same sex marriage.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Rights Group Petitions Against Chick-Fil-A, Plans ‘Kiss-In’

The gay rights group Equality Illinois is launching a campaign against Chick-Fil-A – petitioning universities and lawmakers to evict the fast food restaurant from their campuses and planning a “kiss-in” campaign by gay and lesbian couples outside Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno

Mayor Supports Alderman’s Plan To Block Chick-Fil-A Over Anti-Gay Views

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) is standing his ground on plans to block efforts by Chick-Fil-A to open a second Chicago restaurant, because the company’s president vocally opposes same-sex marriage.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

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