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Ald. Roderick Sawyer

City Hall

Aldermen Push For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

Sponsors said large corporations would get two years to phase in the higher wage. Small and mid-sized businesses would have five years.

05/28/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Form Caucus To Push For Reform Agenda

Several members of the Chicago City Council said Tuesday they’ll be speaking out and pushing hard to reform City Hall, which could put them at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of their colleagues.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council ‘Progressive Caucus’ To Host 3 Public Hearings On Budget

Members of the Chicago City Council’s self-described “progressive caucus” said the mayor’s office isn’t giving residents enough of a chance to discuss the city budget, so they’ll hold more budget hearings of their own.

WBBM Newsradio–10/12/2012

Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) was greeted with hostility from two young men in the Chatham neighborhood, when he visited the 7800 block of South Champlain Avenue to offer help to local residents in the wake of a deadly shooting on the block over the weekend. (Credit: CBS)

Alderman’s Offer Of Help At Scene Of Shooting Met With Hostility

Fighting crime is not so simple, and that’s something CBS 2 cameras saw first-hand on Monday, when visiting the scene of one of this past weekend’s shootings.

CBS 2–08/27/2012

Several brass mailbox covers like the one on the left have been ripped off the facade of a townhouse complex in the Avalon Park neighborhood, leaving behind only the open mailbox behind them, like seen on the right. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Target Brass Mailbox Covers In Avalon Park

It’s a thriving illegal enterprise these days: crooks making off with manhole covers, metal gutters and copper pipes from homes, then selling the items to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.

04/18/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Council Panel OKs Revised Speed Camera Plan

For the second time in as many days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has softened his stance on a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012