Ald. Proco Joe Moreno

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

City Council Chambers

Ordinance Would Allow Business Owners To Live Where They Work

The City Council Zoning Committee has approved a measure that would allow more small businesses owners to cut their commuting time down to just about nothing.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2012

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) has put up several trash and recycling containers, bearing his picture, on sidewalks in the 1st Ward, without a city permit. He's also accepted campaign contributions from the contractor who owns the bins, at a time he is running for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman. (Credit: CBS)

Illegal Trash And Recycling Bins Removed From 1st Ward Streets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not happy with a rogue recycling firm that put up trash and recycling bins on city streets without proper permits; and the mayor’s especially unhappy with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st), whose name and face adorn the cans.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) has put up several trash and recycling containers, bearing his picture, on sidewalks in the 1st Ward, without a city permit. He's also accepted campaign contributions from the contractor who owns the bins, at a time he is running for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman. (Credit: CBS)

Inspector General Looking Into Unpermitted Street Trash Bins In 1st Ward

It’s one of the oldest no-no’s in politics: no campaign signs on public property. In this case, an alderman putting out trash cans and recycling bins in his ward, with his picture on them, while running for ward committeeman.

CBS 2–02/28/2012

TipsyCake

Activists Protest Bakery Over ‘Crack’ Bar, Remarks About Humboldt Park

Members of the Latino community in the Humboldt Park neighborhood are not the slightest bit amused by a bakery’s choice of names for one of its desserts.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Transgender Pride Flag

Alderman Seeks To Create Police Commission On Transgender Issues

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) plans to introduce an ordinance that would establish a commission on transgender issues in the Chicago Police Department.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

A plastic bag ends up as litter in this Chicago street scene. (CBS)

Ald. Moreno Introduces Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) has introduced his ordinance calling for a ban on plastic bags at large retailers in the city.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Red Light Camera

State Senate OKs Speed Cameras For Chicago

You might not know it yet, but coming soon to a street corner near you could be traffic speed traps – maybe a lot more of them than Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed last week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2011

City Hall

Aldermen Push For TIF Reform

A group of Chicago aldermen, along with the Chicago Teachers Union and some community groups, rallied at City Hall Tuesday to push a move to allocate surplus TIF money to go back into the budget.

WBBM Newsradio–10/04/2011

Wal-Mart (file; Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Alderman: Wal-Mart Wouldn’t Fit In Logan Square

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) said today that Wal-Mart would be an ill-fitting addition to his ward, and says he told the retailer as much.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Chicago's vehicle sticker. (CBS)

Alderman Wants City Sticker Fee Discount For Hybrids, Hike For Gas Guzzlers

A Chicago alderman wants to change the pricing for city vehicle stickers to force motorists with big, gas-guzzling vehicles to pay more and give those with more fuel efficient cars a break.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

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