Health Experts Back E-Cigarette Tax PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel has backed a new tax on electronic cigarettes as part of his 2016 budget plan. Standing with health professionals and others at City Hall on Thursday, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) applauded the measure as well.
Activists Want City Council To Mandate Paid Sick Leave In ChicagoA coalition of working families, labor unions, and others gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to call on aldermen to approve a measure that would ensure workers get paid time off when they or a family member are sick.
Alderman Moreno Finds Safe Home For Chickens Dropped Off At His OfficeFirst Ward Alderman Joe Moreno took to Twitter Wednesday after someone dropped some loose chickens off at his office.
Moreno, Housing Activists Seek To Move CHA Overhaul PlanSeveral Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority.
Alderman Pushes Ordinance To Compensate Torture Victims As Jon Burge Leaves Prison As former police commander and allleged torturer Jon Burge walks from prison to a half-way house, torture victims are renewing their call for millions in compensation from the city, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Aldermen Call For More Council Oversight Of Chicago Housing AuthoritySome aldermen have said a hoard of money at the Chicago Housing Authority is evidence someone needs to keep a closer watch on the agency.
Aldermen Push For $15-An-Hour Minimum WageSponsors said large corporations would get two years to phase in the higher wage. Small and mid-sized businesses would have five years.
Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-InAld. 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.
Retailers Warn Of Cost Of Banning Plastic BagsAldermen 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.
Aldermen Seek Mandatory Sick Time For All Chicago WorkersA 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.
Aldermen Urge Airlines, Cargo Carriers To Stop Flights To RussiaA 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.
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.